Archive for March, 2012

Free Christian Writing Course

I’ve just revised the content of my Christian writing course which used to be housed at my old site, but now has a brand new home all of its own.

This five part workshop is aimed at people who want to explore writing as part of their Christian walk – you can work through the material on your own or as part of a discussion group. Topics covered include:

It’s completely free and you can go at your own pace. Hope to see you there!

Writing children’s picture books

I’ve been giving tips on writing children’s picture books over at the very popular Morgen Bailey’s blog. I talk about my process in writing the Myro the Microlight series for Nick Rose Publishing and the Young David Series, including David and the Hairy Beast and David and the Kingmaker for Crafty Publishing. You can read my top tips including limiting narrative arcs, putting sub-plots in the illustrations and foregrounding story and backgrounding message. Also check below for other posts on writing for children.

What’s the difference between trad publishing, self-publishing and POD?

I’m frequently asked to help people make sense of the various publishing options currently available. So I’ve put together this guide to help you distinguish between the different forms of publishing and help you make an informed choice as to which route to pursue.

What are the defining differences between traditional publishing, self-publishing, print-on-demand services, and co-publishing? Continue reading ‘What’s the difference between trad publishing, self-publishing and POD?’

Free e-book giveaway

Your Crafty host, Fiona Veitch Smith, has just had an anthology of short stories published as an e-book. For a limited period only, Crafty Publishing is giving away free downloads of Different Tracks.Different Tracks by Fiona Veitch Smith
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