Two Worlds Media is proud to announce the release of Calvin and Julie Tadema’s new title, Learn From Me – Strategies and Patterns in Transformative Healing Prayer. This book is a sequel to Calvin’s last book, Heal Me O Lord. Both of these titles provide important insights into healing prayer and intercession.
Today’s guest is Kathryn Deering, former managing editor at a large Christian publisher. Presently, Kathy freelances from her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This episode deals with common mistakes that indie writer/publishers make. Have you made any of them? Or are you making them right now? Listen in and see.
If you would like to contact our guest with questions or to seek information about her services, contact us here at Two Worlds Media.
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Two Worlds Media has partnered with some local teachers and coaches who can help writers polish their craft. It is our pleasure to recommend Jenna Thompson as one of those professionals.
Jenna will be facilitating the first of several writer’s workshops on April 22nd. We at Two Worlds Media would like to encourage you take advantage of this local (Portland, OR) opportunity by offering the few remaining slots at a reduced rate of $35.00. That’s a $15.00 discount! Click here for details and a sign-up form.
In the future, we are planning to organize a series of online collaborative workshops. Each facilitated practicum will be limited to four or five students who will work together with a coach to develop an aspect of their writing. Topics will focus on plot refinement, character development, descriptions and other elements of the writer’s practice.
We like to let you know when we hear of opportunities for indie authors to polish their craft. Jenna Thompson, who you may have heard me interview for our “Hey, Teacher!” episodes, is holding a writer’s workshop in April. I’m passing her invitation along to you:
Hello friends —
I’m writing to invite you to a small writing workshop on April 22nd. While most of you know that I teach college writing and tutor students, there is an element to my personal writing practice that I don’t usually talk about. This is what I want to share with you.
For me, writing is more than putting words on paper or finishing a piece for an audience. It is a way of deepening my attention and honoring the sacred in ordinary moments. It’s a way of touching the mystery of being alive. It invites patience and slowness instead of frantic hurrying. It is, to borrow a phrase from poet Denise Levertov, a form of prayer.
Please consider joining me on the 22nd. I’ll bring poems, readings, and prompts to help you explore and develop your own writing practice. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced writer or if you don’t write at all. Everyone is welcome!
I hope to see you soon . . . and please pass the word to anyone you think might be interested.
Date: April 22nd
Place: Northeast Portland
For details or to sign up use the contact form below.
Space is limited to eight participants
An interview with Michael Munk and Adam McInturf of Windows Booksellers and Wipf & Stock Publishers. This episode introduces a publisher which specializes in academic and scholarly works but also serves indie publishers of literary fiction and even poetry. This interview discusses an aspect of indie publishing that often goes unnoticed and the history of indie publishing in an academic setting.
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Two Worlds Media is about independently published books from a Christian perspective.
TWM is mostly a marketplace. It’s kind of a storefront for indie writers. But what if we could do more to encourage readers and writers? What if we could make suggestions and provide resources to people who have some of their own ideas for the journey? To do that I’ve started a Podcast called “Read Between the Worlds” where I’ve discussed some of the aspects of writing and publishing in a print on demand world. That’s been going for a few months.
I’d like to do more. In addition, I’d like to offer resources for indie writers. So, allow me to introduce the Two Worlds Media Writer’s Workshop.
This will be a place for active and aspiring writers to explore. It will have the following elements.
- Resource Links to sites we run across that may be helpful. Got a favorite? Let us know.
- Collaboration. Invite readers and other writers to look in on your work while it is in progress; offer compliments, encouragement and suggestions. Let us know if you’ve got a project you’d like to tell folks about and we’ll post links to it so they can find your work. You may be posting your project on your personal blog, or using a site like Wattpad. Whatever platform you’re posting your work to, we’ll link to it.
- Services like editing, cover design, concept refinement, etc.
- Training and Tutoring. I’ll be organizing some online workshop-style classes and personal tutoring in case you’d like to work with a qualified teacher to sharpen your skills. I don’t know about costs and other details yet—teachers gotta make a living, ya know—but I’ll keep you posted. Watch for details.
- Facebook Group. Finally, what do you think about a FB group for this writer’s workshop? You know, a place to discuss the craft of writing and publishing. This would differ from the from Collaboration in that it would not be around a specific project, but a place to field questions and offer or ask for suggestions about writing and publishing. Leave me a comment if you’d be interested. If enough are, I’ll get cracking and set it up. It would be a moderated group. Only us TWM insiders…
So, there ya go! It’s an idea in the larval stage at the moment. I wouldn’t be surprised if I have to scrap it due to lack of interest, but who knows? Maybe this is an idea whose time has come.
Here’s the link. Remember we’re just getting started here. With enough interest, who knows what may evolve. I’d love to hear from you.
The release of For This Reason is only a week or two away –if all goes as it should. This episode of Read Between the Worlds includes a summary of upcoming books, a brief description of some of the self-publishing process here at Two Worlds Media and an excerpt of Daryl Knudeson’s next book, For This Reason – Femininity, Manhood and the Mystery of Original Design. Described as “a study for women, initially written to the hearts of men.,” For This Reason is ideal for a women’s group Bible Study.
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For This Reason – Femininity, Manhood and the Mystery of Original Design, the second title from author, Daryl Knudeson, is in the final stages of layout and proofing.
For This Reason is an interactive study focused on taking a deep and brave look at our distinctly feminine design. The questions woven into each section help equip women with the understanding of how truly amazing that design is, and give a fresh perspective of how we influence the men in our lives. As we examine the triumphs and failures in our own relationships, and scrutinize two “femme fatales” from Scripture, we learn how to successfully live out our unique design with a sense of grateful tenacity.
In the midst of the current turbulence surrounding gender, For This Reason points to every woman’s immense worth to God and to man–for quite frankly, without her, man would still be “alone.”
Check out Daryl’s first book, Sacred Story – Finding God in the Ordinary.
What we call a “sampler episode” is a chapter or portion of one of the books we feature at Two Worlds Media. This one is from the book by Calvin Tadema called, Heal Me, O Lord — The Christians Handbook to Personal Wholeness Through Healing Prayer. This is the second sample of this book on Read Between the Worlds.
Marc Schelske, author of The Wisdom of Your Heart — Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions and his self-published book Discovering Your Authentic Core Values.
Mark has recently released his first commercially published book (David C. Cook) and has some great thoughts about marketing your name and, most importantly your book. Having both a self-published book and the recent commercial release Marc has lots of practical advice for aspiring writers. Also, look for Marc’s discussion of The Wisdom of Your Heart on our sister podcast, Church of the Heart which will be posted soon.