KarenWhitingArticles tend to reach far more readers than books. That makes it important to write articles for magazines, especially ones that include author bios or links and mention the title of a book. The articles promote the books.

I enjoy writing articles. I also help authors in CAN write for MTL (More to Life) magazine that’s published by the Munce Group (CAN partners with that group to reach out to independent Christian book stores).

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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the honor of interviewing Grace Fox, a multi-published devotional and Bible study author and a much-in-demand speaker who urges women to become “daring, deep, and devoted” in their walks with the Lord.

Grace, how did you get into writing? CAN Grace Fox

I started writing in 1999, convinced I could launch a successful greeting card line. Eager to show my product to a Dayspring editor, I attended the Florida Christian Writers Conference. My cards were rejected there, but I attended as many workshops as I could and learned how to write for magazines. I laid a good foundation for my writing career by focusing on the magazine market first. Doing so taught me how to conduct a good interview and write profiles, devotionals, personal experience articles, and even pieces for kids and teens. My first book–10-Minute Time Outs for Moms–was released six years after I attended that conference. Read More →


“Eye contact with your audience is vital,” the presenter said at a seminar I attended.

Eye contact? Gulp. Being blind, how in the world would I manage that?

It was a crazy idea anyway for me to become a speaker. I’ll just share my stories and inspiration with groups of close friends. That became my plan.

But God had a different one.

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Maureen Pratt, CAN Member-at-Large

Maureen Pratt

Hello, again!  Maureen Pratt here for my monthly blog post. And what a month it’s becoming! No doubt many of you have multiple works in progress gracing your keyboards, computer screens, notebooks, and imaginations. Some deadlines, too. The life of a working writer. And then…something happens. How do we handle health and other emergencies and keep our writing in mind and heart, too? We are writers, after all, and writers, well, we write.

As I write this, I am in the midst of a significant family emergency. One minute, I was working on a new magazine article, and hours later, wham!  Still consumed by the situation, I have come up for a bit of air – I know that other writers experience the same thing. Certainly those of us with ongoing health conditions have experienced “life intervening,” fracturing the fragile status that we create in which we pen our work. So, with this in mind, I have some suggestions for us working writers “when something happens, and especially how we can keep our writing skills going along the way:

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