Karen Ball has always loved the power of story. It’s a gift that she’s been able to use that love during 30+ years in publishing to lead several publishers (Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and now B&H Publishing Group) in building strong and powerful fiction lines. Currently the owner/operator of Karen Ball Publishing Services, LLC, and a literary agent with the Steve Laube Agency, Karen partners with authors to help them refine their craft, thus delivering their stories as powerfully as possible. She’s had the honor of acquiring and working with some of the best novelists in the market, including Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Ginny Yttrup, Robin Lee Hatcher, and many others. A published author in her own right, several of Karen’s novels have received awards and been on the best-seller lists. She lives in Oregon with her husband and father, and a collection of four-legged, furry “kids,” including a perpetual-motion Corgi and an Aussie-Terrier mix that should have been named “Destructo.”
Life is a Journey, Enjoy the Ride
This addresses the tendency to get so focused on the goal that you miss what God has for you in the midst of the journey
Setting as Character
How to use setting to transport your readers into your story world
Friday Fiction Panel
Self Editing for Fiction—Continuing Course
Learning how to spot the weaknesses in your writing, and gaining tools for dealing with them
What’s Your Catalyst?
Digging deep to understand why you want to write the book you want to write, what the core message is, and how you can best communicate it.
There’s Nothing Wrong with You! For Seat of the Pants Writers
An interactive workshop for SoTP (seat of the pants) writers. In this session we discuss the pros and cons of SoTP writing, and share best practices with each other to help us do our job better
What do Publishers WANT from Me?
Understanding what publishers/editors/sales teams/marketers are looking for in proposals.
Show vs. Tell
How understanding this element of the craft can strengthen your writing
Karen Ball will be available for a limited number of consultations.