For only $9.99, you can listen to this fantastic story on 3 CDs.
David Murray reviews Stephen Altrogge’s new e-book, Create: Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Stuff. David comes up with several takeaways, including:
1. Don’t wait until you have a totally original idea or totally perfect idea.
2. Creativity is a muscle that gets stronger with use.
3. Creative work requires faithfulness, diligence, and persistence.
4. Create for the glory of God and the good of others and you’ll be personally rewarded too.
See David’s post for the others, and for his other thoughts.
I previously reviewed Terry’s excellent book, Book Proposals That $ell. Today, I’m delighted to post part 1 of an interview with Terry about the non-fiction book publishing process. We’ll conclude this interview next week.
How did you get your start in the publishing world, and how long have you been in the industry?
I began publishing stories when I was in high school in my student newspaper. I also interned on the local newspaper in my small Indiana town and wrote stories. Then I majored in journalism at one of the top schools in the U.S. (Indiana University). Graduating from college, I left my writing for ten years when I was in linguistics and Bible translation with Wycliffe Bible Translators. I returned to my writing and began to write for many different magazines. It’s a course that I recommend to other writers: practice your craft in the print magazine world and gain exposure and experience. Many writers don’t understand you can gain many more readers in the print world of magazines than in books. My first book was published in 1992. It was a little children’s book called When I Grow Up, I Can Go Anywhere for Jesus (David C. Cook). Since then I’ve written more than 60 books for many different publishers and my work has appeared in more than 50 publications. You can see more of the details here. I’ve been in publishing over 25 years.
They talk transition at Bethlehem, and church pastoral transition in general:
HT: Collin Hansen
Great classic video from R.C. Sproul: