Welcome to the blog of author Tricia Goyer!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Calling Bloggers!

Stories Needed for new book proposal(s):

Book titles:
Bloggable: Fifty of the best MOMMY chronicles found on-line
Bloggable: Fifty of the best MARRIAGE chronicles found on-line
Bloggable: Fifty of the best FRIENDSHIP chronicles found on-line
Bloggable: Fifty of the best HUMOR chronicles found on-line

Concept: The best blogs now in a book!

This is a book that will compile the best of the best inspirational blogs on the world-wide-web. Submissions should be inspiring, faith-filled, and based on true experiences—no fiction, please. Think of comment-worthy blogs readers forward to their friends.

Blogs must be previously published on the Internet and submitted by the author. If you have a favorite blog you've read, pass on these guidelines and encourage the blogger to submit!

1. Send submissions to tricia@thegoyers.com as an attached WORD document in 12-point Times new Roman font. (Up to three submission per blogger.)

2. Please include the author’s name, your blog address, and contact information on the first page of every submission.

3. Blog submissions should be non-fiction, ranging in length between 300-1200 words.

4. If your blog is published in this book, you will be paid $50 upon publication and two free copies of the book.

5. Please include a link to your story published on the Internet.

6. When you submit, you will be asked to sign a release form, giving me permission to use your blog. Submissions will not be considered until the release form is signed and returned.

Just think of all the new readers to YOUR blog!

Exciting, eh?

Tricia Goyer

10 comments:

Writing Paws said...

Hi, I am a writer. But since I am posting on the writing blog, I guess you kind of figure that. My question is this: I have been writing a story for a while, and I really like it, but a few days ago I came up with a complex story plot like no other story I have created before. Please email me or post on my blog at http://writingpaws.blogspot.com which is new so there is not much.

Tricia Goyer said...

Hi Writing Paws, did you have a specific question about your plot?

Tricia

Writing Paws said...

Not about my plot, just opinion. Would you leave your other story behind because you have come up with a different, better plot?

Tricia Goyer said...

Writing Paws ... where is your passion? If your passion is for the new idea, then GO for it. Often the new ideas take is in places we never dreamed. Try it. Go for it.

Sometimes I'll get a new idea and it will build excitement. And sometimes it helps to lay that old idea down--to give myself space.

So I would say, yes .. try it!

Billie said...

Hi. I can't believe that I am writing this, but I thought why not. I am not a writer. At least that has not been my life's passion. I've always enjoyed writing and know that God has given me some talent. However, I never grew up definitely knowing or striving to be an author. Although writing a book was one of my life goals. Anyways, lately the idea of writing won't leave my mind. I think it's because I just started blogging and have enjoyed it so much. I have no desire (or talent for writing fiction), however I can not stop thinking about writing non fiction. I am a mom of 3 and soon to be 4...I always have life lessons to share.

Anyways, my question is this. It seems that most writers that I've been reading about have always had that as their passion. Does God intend for me to write without always instilling that passion in me? Secondly, I have no idea what to write. I have plenty of devotional, short articles and aha moments that I could share...but writing an entire book seems beyond me. Should I even pursue this at all? I just can not get the idea out of my heart that God may want to use me to encourage other moms.

Sorry for the rambling. I've always been good at that.

Tricia Goyer said...

Billie,

I never planned on being a writer. In fact, I never even thought about it until I was pregnant with my 3rd child, yet I always enjoyed reading.

Also, I would say that you should keep writing what you enjoy. I wouldn't even think about a book until you feel a passion to write it. It takes a lot of time, of study, of work.

Still, keep it in your mind, pray about it, and see where it leads. Until then, enjoy blogging! It's an awesome start!

Writing Paws said...

Hi, it's writing paws again, with another question. Do you know of any sites where people can read my writing and give suggestions/ratings? Thanks.

Tricia Goyer said...

For fiction, I know ACFW has on-line critique groups. www.acfw.com

I'm not sure about non-fiction.

Also, have you considered attending a writers conference? Most have staff critiques. I'd highly recommend the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Tricia Goyer said...

For fiction, I know ACFW has on-line critique groups. www.acfw.com

I'm not sure about non-fiction.

Also, have you considered attending a writers conference? Most have staff critiques. I'd highly recommend the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Tricia Goyer said...

For fiction, I know ACFW has on-line critique groups. www.acfw.com

I'm not sure about non-fiction.

Also, have you considered attending a writers conference? Most have staff critiques. I'd highly recommend the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.