Tuesday, March 07, 2006
The Making of a Christian Bestseller
Yesterday I was talking to a new author friend about two types of writers. There are the those who crank out quality work at a dizzying pace (and by this, I mean those who actually do the writing themselves, not those who hire writers to write for them) They truly have a gift of being able to quickly translate their thoughts on paper. And then there are those, like myself, whose process prods along at a slower pace. I ponder each word for the poetry of its prose. I don't only want to mean what I say, but I want to like the sound of what I say. I wish I was more like the first type of writer, and in fact, part of my desire to blog was to cultivate this type of talent. Although, from my infrequent posts, you can see I'm not always successful.
My friend Ann Byle, is part of that first group. Ann is part of my writers group, The Guild, and once again we'll be on a panel together at the Calvin Festival of Faith & Writing. She is a freelancer who amazes me with her prolific pen. And now, I'm tickled to say that Ann is the author of The Making of a Christian Bestseller. It's such a great fit for who she is and what she does best. The book is a collection of interviews with many of the today's top Christian authors (and me). One of her endorsers calls The Making of A Christian Bestseller a writers conference in print. Best of all, you don't have to take notes. If you'd like to learn more about the craft of writing and the publishing process. I highly recommend you check out Ann's book.
Btw...Chapter 39 is my favorite. :-)