My Favorite #AddaWordRuinAChristianBook Tweets

My Favorite #AddaWordRuinAChristianBook Tweets

Have you come across the hashtag #AddaWordRuinAChristianBook yet? If you are a reader, check it out. The tweets you’ll read will have you laughing again and again. The hashtag #AddaWordRuinAChristianBook was created by Rachel Marie Stone on Monday morning. The tag was so popular, it became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in the U.S., with Christian leaders, authors, and bloggers joining in the online fun. Thousands of Twitter users used their creativity and came up with a new book title by inserting a new word in the title of a popular Christian bookto change the meaning. They tweeted these new titles along with the #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook hashtag. What followed is truly hilarious. Authors and publishers joined in tweeting new titles to their books...

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If You’re Not Giving, You’re Not Living

If You’re Not Giving, You’re Not Living

It started with the memory of a memorial service for a Pastor I once knew. That was followed by a story of a man and his wife and eight children who sold their business to be missionaries in Nicaragua. And it ended with a video I happened to see on Facebook this morning. What I’m talking about is the 7 simple words “If you’re not giving, you’re not living.“ It’s a catchy title, don’t you think? If you just read those seven words, you may nod your head in agreement, maybe file it away in your memory to dwell on later, or you may consider it a pithy slogan and not give it any further thought. But if you’re interested, here’s the story behind it. The Pastor My former pastor was a good man, wonderful teacher, and...

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Introducing VP Publicity

Introducing VP Publicity

For some time now, I’ve blogged about freelance web design, social media, writers conferences and other helpful tips for authors, publishers and media groups here on this site. My freelance work has grown so that I need to place all that information on another site to free this site up for my personal writings. So, if your interested in my freelance work or want to continue reading my updates on web design, social media and other topics for writers, please visit the new site, VP Publicity at www.vppublicity.com.  I’ve moved my portfolio to that site and added other freelance information there. With this change, if you are still subscribed here, you’ll start receiving blog post from my journal, devotions, bible studies and more. So if you want to...

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Sharing Hope for Hurting Hearts

Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Sharing Hope for Hurting Hearts

Have you met Dr. Michelle Bengtson? If not, allow me to introduce you. Besides being a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Southlake, Texas, Dr. Michelle is a passionate inspirational author and speaker. Her desire is to share hope for hurting hearts. She brings a lifetime of experience to her patients and to all who attend her workshops and conferences. She’s just started a new column on her website called ‘Ask Dr. Michelle’ where she answer reader questions. So, if you have a question for Dr. Michelle, go HERE and send it to her. It just might make her weekly column. We just finished designing her website which makes her website the newest in my portfolio. Here’s a peak at her new site. Lots of great information there. Find...

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Following God is an Education of Its Own

Following God is an Education of Its Own

This is the latest of my image art creations. I hope you like it. When I saw the image, that quote from Katie Davis came to mind and I just put them both together. Her book, Kisses from Katie is an outstanding book. If you haven’t read it, pick it up and discover why it’s a New York Times Best seller.

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VP Reviews: Affordable, Professional Book Reviews

VP Reviews: Affordable, Professional Book Reviews

I’m developing a new service for authors seeking to cultivate and grow a healthy reader base. VP Reviews, a professional book review service for authors, publishers and media groups will roll out in less than 30 days. The framework for this service is complete but the details are still in process. If you are or represent an author, publisher or media group and want to know more about this new author service, please complete the form below. Background The Vessel Project, my flagship site is a website for those who love Christian books that offers free and discount Christian books. It began as a book review website where I posted all my book reviews. As more and more people subscribed to The Vessel Project, I was inundated with review requests so I started...

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About Writing Author Bios

About Writing Author Bios

Ask a writer to compose a few paragraphs summarizing a person, an organization, or an idea and they’ll complete that for you in no time flat. Ask them to write their bio in the same amount of time and it may be hours before they finish that assignment, if they ever do. Most writers don’t like to write their own bios. But, unless you plan to publish your work anonymously, you’re going to need a bio. In fact, you are going to need several. Here’s a few tips on writing an impressive bio. Bio Essentials The most important thing in crafting a bio (or any other writing project) is to know your reader.  Your audience should determine whether you write your bio in first person or in third person. For personal interaction purposes like query...

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