writing and publishing

5 real reasons why writers write (ancient and modern)

Posted by PeteEnns on December 28, 2015 in Old Testament writing and publishing 5 Comments

I just finished reading Christopher Rollston’s latest book, Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel, wherein he makes the case (among several related cases) that literacy in ancient Israel was almost exclusively confined to an elite, educated class, and not something that your average Jacob and Rachel Israelite could handle. It’s a wonderfully informative book, but—although non-technical—still presumes

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quit jerking around and get to work

Posted by PeteEnns on September 4, 2015 in writing and publishing 3 Comments

I tell myself this several times a day. A friend sent me a link to Steven Pressfield’s website and this article posted 2 days ago: “Resistance and ‘Hooks.’” A lot of you may know Pressfield. He wrote, among other things, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and a book that jumpstarted my writing like none other, The War

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on writing gooder and even more gooder books

Posted by PeteEnns on October 8, 2014 in writing and publishing 6 Comments

I’m asked from time to time how I went about finding a literary agent and the whole “pleasepleaseplease publish my book” process. So I thought I’d say it in a brief blog post so I can refer to it when asked. The process isn’t complicated, but it’s time consuming. What helped me most was contacting people who were already doing

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“there is no such thing as fundamentalist art”–(or, fighting the creative battle within)

Posted by PeteEnns on June 6, 2014 in writing and publishing No Comments

I’m now reading for the second time in 4 months an amazing book by Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Pressfield is probably best known for being the author of  The Legend of Bagger Vance. I’m reading the book–again–because I am having trouble breaking through

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So, you want to publish a book, huh?

Posted by PeteEnns on September 16, 2013 in writing and publishing No Comments

Taking a small break this morning from my usual blah blah blahing about the Bible and such, this post about the present (and future) of book publishing might be of interest to you. This post appeared on the Creative Trust Literary Group website a few months ago, which is the agency I signed on with last

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