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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith

Psst! I've got FREE taste treats of the novel ready for YOU! DOWNLOAD the first 3 chapters as an eBOOK in beautiful colours, or read the first 8 chapters on this site, if you have time to stay a while. Start READING HERE!
OR, you can subscribe to a daily series of installments by email until you have read the 8 Chapter Sampler:

"God, give ME a Friend!" Is that your heart's cry? If you feel friendless, you will be thrilled to meet Ruthe and her BEST Friend, whom she loves to share! Get the book; "Ruthe's Secret Roses.

Writers' Links

In the last few years, I've met several aspiring writers, who would like tips and links to get them into a writing career. I've been bookmarking my favourites for nearly four years now, and it is rather frustrating to have to look them up all over again for each person. So I'm gathering them all onto one page, here, (or it may turn out to be more than one), and then I can refer new friends to this page for such information.

Be aware though, that I don't keep trying the links to make sure these sites are still there. If you find a bad one, use my contact page to let me know. I sure don't want this to become a lot of deadwood links.

If you've happened along and like this, feel free to help yourself.

Oh, you're welcome!

Sally Stuart's Marketing Guide - 2003 Edition, THE Resource for Christian Writers
Over 660 Periodical Markets - 46 New
Nearly 380 Book Markets - 38 New
120 Greeting Card/Specialty Markets
135 Topical/Subject Listings for Periodicals
122 Topical/Subject Listings for Books
Contest Section
Award-winning Publications Identified
90 Christian Literary Agents
Groups, Conferences, Editorial Services Nationwide
Hundreds of Resources for Writers
Nearly 250 Poetry Markets
And So Much More

[Disclaimer: sites come and go; I can't always keep up with them so some links may be broken, or the site-server just having difficulty at the moment].

Writers Groups:

Christian Writers' Group This is an active email discussion group with a membership of 571! So be prepared for lots of emails. I filter them into one folder and go read them one evening a week - when I have time. I always find great links, and meet interesting writers when I do!
(Note: these people won't all be just like you; be flexible!)

National Association of Women Writers It costs to join this Association but it comes with lots of perks. Their newsletter is free and very helpful.

Fiction Writers

ClassServices Where to go list yourself if you're available as a speaker/author Where Writers and Readers meet. As an author you can get a page to profile yourself and your books.

Author Group for UK writers Free ebooks to download, to help your kids learn to read.

Writers' Resources & Sites with More Links

Writers' Internet Guidebook (has Lots of links)

Access to Bartlett's Quotations Database of magazines and what they need from freelancers. What can you earn for various kinds of writing? Wondering about copyrights & legal aspects of your writing? Here's where the answers are

Marketing your own print books?
You could send a mailing to 120 bookstores in the State of Washington. My friend Julie Bonn Heath has such a list for sale on her site;

Places accepting articles; (Not all are paying)
Heart Touchers Submit your article to an ezine directory and see it used in many ezines (You do this for free advertising; you put your site link in your author bio or resource box at the bottom, which gives you better advertising than ads!) A lot of neat writing tips and quizzes and help with grammar.

Articles on Selling reprints of articles;

Reselling Your writing (Lots of articles about this here!)

Here are some other sources for getting character names.

African Names
Baby Name Network
Behind The Names
Chinese Names(Fun!)
Medieval Names
What's in Your Name?

Ezines/Web sites Accepting Articles

[Note: more to be added...]

Places to List Your Articles

Connection Team
Writers Manual You can have your own author interview published here.

Some of My Christian Writer Friends:

April Boyer - Gramma Apple
Terri Thompson - Living Fiction
Julie Bonn Heath Freelance Writer, Author, and Editor of Inspiration Station: A free Christian newsletter

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