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PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 06, 2012 -
Eighty-one percent of all adults in the U.S. want to write a book, according to bookstats.org, a book industry research website. But only less than ten percent actually start the book project, and only half of that group actually finish and publish their book.
“Everyone wants to write a book. People dream of creating a masterpiece,” said Venus Mason Theus, founder and conference host of the Anointed Pen Christian Writers Conference (APCWC), which is being held again at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple, 23500 West 7 Mile Road. The two-day event will be on Friday evening, September 28 and during the day on Saturday, 29.
“It took me ten years to write my first novel, so I completely understand. There are tons of reasons why we should write a book – and tons of excuses why we can’t. But I want to help aspiring authors, particularly Christian writers, publish. It is possible, especially with today’s technology, to publish in less than 30 days. It is not as hard as people think.”
Mason Theus, who is also the president of the American Christian Writers Detroit chapter, says these are the top reasons why people don’t write a book:
1. I don’t have the time
2. I don’t know where to begin
3. I don’t write well enough
4. I don’t have the support
5. I don’t have the money
6. I don’t know the mechanics of publishing
7. I don’t know how to get people to read my book
“Everyone has a book inside of them. As a Christian, I firmly believe it is a responsibility to share positive messages with the world and be a light. There is an alarming disparity in the disproportionate number of faith-based titles that are released today in comparison with the number of secular books.
“But we are called to spread the message of hope. And writing inspirational books or at the very least, telling our testimony, is what our mission is all about. We are to be scribes – just like the writers of the Bible were. And, you know, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time – yet Christian authors lag in the book publishing arena today,” said Mason Theus.
Driven by a desire to change the state of Christian publishing, Mason Theus launched the Annual Anointed Pen event, which has attracted more than 300 attendees over the four years since its inception. See the conference video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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