"Do All Things With Love" Christian Writers Network is a place for Christian book, blog, or any type of writer to come and meet other Christian writers, link up their blogs and websites, announce book launches and network to promote your books and projects.
We are a new site and just starting out, but together and with God's help we can be a force to bring good Christian entertainment and information back to mainstream readers.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Book Review on Create With Joy

Hi Fellow Authors
Just wanted to share the news that Create with Joy reviewed my book. Create with joy is one of our blog members here and does book reviews, among many, many...MANY other things, and graciously reviewed one of my art therapy books.
Thanks Ramona and I appreciate the promo for DATWL writers network as well!

Members, you'll also see the updated list running along the margin of blog hop members... be sure to visit each others sites and check out their works....

Here is a taste of Ramona's review... Thanks again Ramona!

Art As Therapy – Inspiration, Innovation, And Ideas

Art As Therapy
Art is a door opener.
Subconsciously or consciously
We all express our emotions through art.
Diane Fausek-Steinbach
Are you a therapist who is considering incorporating art therapy into your practice to facilitate your client’s growth?
Do you volunteer or work in an institutional environment that is interested in developing a therapeutic art program for its residents?
Are you a creative person who wants to use art to explore some of your personal issues?
Whether your interest in art therapy is professional or personal, you will find plenty of practical and inspiring ideas in Diane Fausek-Steinbach’s book Art As Therapy – Inspiration, Innovation, And Ideas!
In Art As Therapy, Diane provides you with an overview of the responsibilities, risks and rewards that come with using art as therapy. She shares tips on incorporating your own unique interests and talents into your groups and provides you with the tools you need to successfully launch your first group!
Here is a sampling of the types of topics that Diane addresses in Art As Therapy:
  • Safety Issues: Matching Your Materials To Your Group
  • Incorporating Different Modalities Such As Music and Recreational Therapy
  • Thinking Creatively: Where To Find Inspiration
  • Using New Technology & The Internet
  • Creating The Best Environment
  • Fund Raising
Read the rest on Create with Joy

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tips from A Christian Publisher!

Hi Friends,
I am posting a link here to a series by Healthy Life Press publisher David Beibel on how to get published in the Christian Book Market.. originally posted on a sister blog, Treasuring Grace... check out this really invaluable information...

Behind the Bookcover: Insider Tips for Christian Writers

Treasuring Grace is a Christian themed book that was published by Healthy Life Press. Being a first time author makes it hard to break into the writing business and the Christian market, although growing, makes it even harder. We know there are a lot of you in the same boat, with great ideas, inspired story lines, but not really sure where to go with your manuscript or how to take the next step.  
We asked our publisher at Healthy Life Press some questions about breaking into the Christian Publishing business (referred to a CP in the future) and wanted to share his valuable information with you here. We are sure you'll find it fascinating and helpful.   

Q:  What kind of books are CPs looking to add to their catalogs? Fiction? Biographies? Opinion books on controversial or political matters?  What sells? Is there a hole in the market anywhere? Are there books that NEED to be written?

The big CPs, which now are mostly owned by secular conglomerates, have a working list of topics.BUT, for the most part, they will not entertain any proposals that are not brought to them by agents. In addition, they are telling agents that they only want titles from authors who can guarantee significant sales because of their visibility; for example, they have a radio or TV presence. Currently, the number of guaranteed sales that these publishers require are phenomenal - between 20 and 60,000, depending on who you're talking to.
Where once the purpose of these publishers was to publish works that would glorify God and help people, this is no longer the case. And the situation can only get worse.
In my opinion, the only Christian books that "need" to be written are those driven by the passion of the author about some aspect of faith. This is true whether we are referring to nonfiction or fiction. One of the reasons that I founded Healthy Life Press was to help unpublished authors with something substantial to say get their work to press.

Q: How can a new writer prove to a CP that their book has promise and would interest readers and sell?
One can solicit endorsements from celebrities or at least persons with significant credentials in the arena that the book covers. Otherwise, in today's market there is no way to prove ahead of time that a book has promise. In olden times, a book had promise if it has something significant and unique to say. Today, the entire discussion is about economics. Often the final decision regarding a book is made by the sales team. If they cannot show that the book will at least pay its own way - i.e. recoup its publication costs (most do not) then they will not put their own careers on the line for it, regardless.

Q: What kind of research do you recommend a writer do  before they start writin

Read More at:  http://treasuringgrace.blogspot.com/2012/09/behind-bookcover-insider-tips-for.html

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christian Writer Book Review Page

Hi Friends,
Please note we have a new Christian Writers Book Review tab where writers can request and accept book reviews to help promote their projects. Check it out and spread the word!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christian Writers Blog Hop

Welcome new writer friends.  This is a new networking and linking site for Christian writers of books, blogs, articles and anything Christian themed for publication.  This is a place to help promote and support each others efforts on the web.
As we are still just getting started you can help spread the word by hooking up to our first Christian writers blog hop link (and don't forget to grab the code to put on your website) and place the DATWL button on your blog or website as well so that other Christian writers can identify and support you.
In the coming weeks we will build new pages and places for you to post your announcements and book links.
For now, simply post a link to your webpage or blog here in the comments section while I begin to build a separate page for all your sites.  
Being a "member" here is currently free of charge and only requires you to participate in the link list and posting the DATWL button on your site.
"Follow our page so you can stay up to date on all the new announcements and events as they happen.
Thanks and Welcome!