Archive for March, 2012


Best Sellers

March 30, 2012

Ever wonder what makes a best-seller? Religious books and mysteries are at the top of the list. Because there is no consistency on the internet with this search, I’ll list (in no particular order) a few of the top best-selling books of all time.

The Bible

Harry Potter

DaVinci Code

Lord of the Rings

And Then There Were None

Tale of Two Cities

Dream of the Red Chamber

Black Beauty

The Hite Report

Dr. Atkins Diet Report


Think you have one? Get writing!


Conference Time

March 18, 2012

If you’re thinking of attending a writer’s conference this summer, now’s the time to register. Although writing workshops occur year-round, the majority take place during the heat of the year.

How does one decide which conferences are worthy of attending? I’ve made a checklist to help narrow your search.

-Find conferences in your area. This will help cut travel costs and support your

local community.

-Look for a workshop specific to your genre. For example, there’s a huge

“Thrillerfest” in New York City. If you write for children, the national SCBWI

conference is held the first week of August in Los Angeles. A Christian

Conference for writers is held in February. There’s something for everyone.

-Research where your favorite agents, editors, and authors are speaking. This is

your chance to meet them.

-Ask other writers for recommendations.

-Remember: a conference is not a vacation. Be prepared to work!

Google away and jump in. If you are serious about improving your writing or getting published, a workshop is essential.