Promotion Opportunity for Editors, Published and Unpublished authors

I’m opening POV Boot Camp’s blog up to guest posts and interviews. Preferred topic for guest posts is writing exercises or articles relating to deep POV techniques somehow, but I’ve addressed other craft issues before and business end posts would be welcome.

For the interviews, it should be fun and relevant to my primary topic to interview your characters. You can interview them yourself, or I can chat with them about you. 😉 I’ll consider other proposals as well.

Editors are also most welcome to submit a question along with its answer for my “Ask the Editor” column/category. Note the question can be of the FAQ sort and simply the title of your column.

These all will come with a brief bio with up to three links.

For unpublished authors, we can do a mini workshop where you send in a brief writing sample (500 words max) and get feedback on it (in public is the catch, but you’ll also get a link out of it and a bio if desired.) You can also submit your questions to Ask the Editor—if desired, I’ll identify you as the questioner and link your name to your blog when its answered.

I intend to schedule each of these for once a week, or no more than three guest posts per week.

Thank you, I hope you will find this offer helpful to you. 🙂

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Reviewers/Influencers for Tales of a Dim Knight

Grace Bridges of Splashdown Books is seeking Advanced Readers for possible endorsement for Andrea and Adam Graham’s first novel, Tales of the Dim Knight, a superhero spoof. The book is tentatively set for release September 1. Electronic reader copies will available August 1.

“I’m excited to acquire this laugh-a-minute adventure by a phenomenal husband-and-wife team,” says Grace Bridges, Publisher of Splashdown Books.

In Tales of the Dim Knight, Dave Johnson is a mild mannered janitor by night, ultimate superhero fanboy by day until an alien symbiot enhances all his human abilities, including his imagination, giving him the power to create anything he envisions. The opportunities for comedy are plentiful and the authors pay humorous tribute to every superhero known to man, from Batman to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Adam Graham is a regular political columnist for Pajamas Media whose commentaries also appear at http://adamsweb.us/blog. He has short stories included in the anthology Light at the Edge of Darkness, and in Laser & Sword, of which he is editor in chief. He is also host of the Truth and Hope Report podcast, as well as the Old Time Dragnet Radio Show, and the Old Time Superman Radio Show. He holds a general studies Associate of Arts degree from Flathead Valley Community College with a concentration in Journalism.

Andrea Graham has two short stories featured in Light at the Edge of Darkness (2007, the Writer’s Cafe Press.)“Chosen of God” (co-authored with Adam Graham) and her solo “Frozen Generation.” Andrea studied creative writing and religion for three years at Ashland University. She is Assistant Editor of her husband’s magazine, an active member of her local American Christian Fiction Writers chapter, and a founding member of the Lost Genre Guild.

Adam and Andrea live in Boise, ID with their cat, Joybell, and enjoy Frisbee golf, walks in the park, and of course, superheroes.


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Boise, ID ACFW Chapter to Host 1-Day Writer’s Conference

Donna F. Crow, an author with thirty books published, and Jill Williamson, the author of a Christian fantasy series, will headline Idahope Writer’s Mini-Conference on February 27, 2010.

Crow’s publishing credits include historic epic novels covering the history of Christianity in Scotland, Ireland, and England as well as juvenile fiction, mysteries, historical romances, cook books, and books on prayer.

Williamson is the author of By Darkness Hid, the first book in the Blood of the Kings trilogy. She is a former editor of Wild Rose Press and will be representing Marcher Lord Press at this year’s conference.

Other speakers include author Sherry Lord, local blogger and Pajamas Media columnist Adam Graham, Ray Ellis, and motivational speaker Jon Colson. Topics include the future of fiction writing, the structure of the novel, and writing about the police in fiction.

The cost of attending the conference is $20, which includes a one-year membership in Idahope Writers, the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers.

More information is available on the conference and Idahope Writers at: http://idahopewriters.org/events.html

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What’s in a name?

In bible times, the Greeks had a tendency to transliterate the names of Jewish figures into Greek, and the Romans likewise into Latin, that’s how we got Jesus from a Hebrew name that today otherwise translates into English as Joshua. But there were actually two methods for doing this, one being a straight phonetic translation, which the authors of the bible used with Jesus, since that was the established equivalent of Joshua, but you could also transliterate by meaning (for example, Tabitha becomes Dorcas, both meaning gazelle.)

Hosanni does this quite often in Daughter of Eve; Verity becomes Alethe, (both meaning truth) and Antonio becomes Anthon (because they sound similar.) The Lord is treated in like manner, and the natural laws of Argevane means, if we did a phonetic transliteration, they’ll transliterate His name by meaning.

Right now, I chose the common definition of, “The LORD Saves” which comes out to Emisozo, Emi being their transliteration of I AM and which they’re not afraid to say, the natural laws of their universe again (We can’t even remember how to pronounce God’s name, so they fling it around wantonly.)

Okay, my question is, a more precise meaning is “The LORD is Salvation” or simply, “Salvation,” which would be Soterion. I’m of course used to Emisozo, and it’s technically picky, but I thought I’d throw out both options and let people vote on which they prefer.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-26

  • Finished a comprehensive edit of Genesis of Judgment for Adam, and on schedule. Now to put together the very late issue 6 of Laser & Sword #

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  • New: What’s the most common POV problem?: Picking a POV to begin with and showing the entire scene thr.. http://tinyurl.com/l74pea #

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  • New: A tale of two questions: it was the best of orphans, and the worst of prologues: Dear Andrea,
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  • God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.–Ps 46:1
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-05

  • stuck on a mini-synopsis? remember your ws: describe who the main character is, what they’re doing, where, when and why (motive/conflict) #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-28

  • I finished my edit of Daughter of Eve, yay! And it’s still roughly 75,000 words, yay, yay! Contact me if you’d be interested in beta reading #

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  • I’m getting close to finished editing Daughter of Eve and starting to think about recruiting beta readers #

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