• Mechanics
  • Writing Day #2: Exploring Three POVs

    It’s Writing Day at my house again! Which means it’s time to pull together another writing assignment for “my girls”–and put it on here for you to enjoy too! Today’s assignment is fun! It’s one that I have experimented with in the past. I didn’t have time to fill out my own examples for you […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Mechanics
  • Short Story Success

    Short stories, like all aspects of the written word, have taken their rise and fall in the course of time. Today, we not only have the timeless short stories of the past, but we also see writers daily adding to the plethora of short stories on the market. The short story is not a dying […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Mechanics
  • Writing Day #1: Favorite Book Analyses

    Every six weeks or so, I get together a group of local home-school students, and we have a Writing Day. Today marks the first writing day of 2018. With the new year, I decided to do more than just “get together and write.” Now, I’m going to make my girls do a little work (so […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Encouragement
  • Becoming a Writing Student Again

    Writing is one of my passions. Another passion is teaching. Primarily, I teach piano and violin lessons. Throughout the years, I have had students that were difficult to teach. It was not because they didn’t have talent or ability—many of these students had a great potential they could have reached. But they would struggle in […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Encouragement
  • What to Write?

    Most writers have a thousand ideas running through their minds. Add to that pile reader expectations. Popular topics. Hot-button issues. Rave eras. Novels, novellas, short stories, articles, anthologies, blog posts. Oh yeah, there are tons of things for a writer to write.   I’m near the end of my first-to-be-published novel (Lord willing), so this […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Mechanics
  • An Agglomeration of Writing Tools

    Well, I wrote up this article, then immediately Paul and Perry posted articles about writing tools–those for free. So now, you just get the full spectrum of opinions on writing. tools. 🙂 Now that you’ve read all three…comment and share your thoughts on writing tools! While it’s true that “all you need to write is […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Encouragement
  • Advice from Other Authors

    Happy summer, everyone! I don’t know about you, but summer is a crazy busy time of the year for me with church camps, revival services, and Bible schools. That being said, July is insanely busy–am I the only one whose writing time has gone down? 😉 This weekend, I thought it would be fun to take […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Encouragement
  • Haven’t I Learned Enough?

    When I was teen writer, I was on top of things. I had quite strong opinions on what was right, what was wrong, what was accurate, and what was completely laughable. I knew how to write. Then I grew up. One of the most important steps of this “growing up” was realizing that nope, I […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Encouragement
  • The Starving Christian Writer

    Ah, don’t you love stereotypes? I don’t know about you, but I have found that, more often than not, when I tell someone new that I’m a writer, their first reaction goes something like, “You must be famous! A best-seller!” Oh if they only knew…   But today I’m not actually thinking about the poverty […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)

  • Self-Publishing
  • Formatting Paperbacks – My Checklist

    Happy Saturday, everyone! I am in the throes of formatting my third novella, “The Secret Slipper,” so formatting is on the brain for sure. I had thought about doing a formatting tutorial, but a video would probably work better than text for that—and I have a cold, so video isn’t happening this weekend. Authors use […]

    Amanda Tero

    Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it! "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero Offers: Cover Design (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/) Line Editing (https://amandatero.com/editing/) Graphics Design for promotionals (https://amandatero.com/cover-design/)