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Tim Bishop

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Houlton, Maine, The United States



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At age 52, Tim Bishop left a successful career as a corporate treasurer, married his dream girl, and embarked with her to parts unknown—on bicycles! Tim and Debbie have since coauthored four books about their midlife bicycling adventures. Publishers Weekly dubbed their latest, Wheels of Wisdom, “a roadmap for life.” In addition to their coaching experience on TheHopeLine, The Bishops bring a strong Christian foundation to their inspirational, self-help books.

Tim is a three-time Maine chess champion, a CPA, and a consultant for small businesses. He has also written a business book, Hedging Commodity Price Risk. He is still out to prove that the writing contest he won as a college freshman was not a fluke. The Bishops blog at OpenRoadPress.co

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Tim Bishop You must write to get better at your craft. Just as with physical endeavors, you don't improve your writing skills without exercising them. Being a me…moreYou must write to get better at your craft. Just as with physical endeavors, you don't improve your writing skills without exercising them. Being a member of online communities will force you to put your skill to work regularly.

Also, do not become discouraged just because you have a low following. Write for the pleasure and privilege of expressing yourself. Eventually, your skill level will improve and you will find a niche that works for you ...and for your readers!(less)
Tim Bishop I'm currently in the land of limbo, caught between marketing past books, learning some more technical aspects of publishing to broaden distribution of…moreI'm currently in the land of limbo, caught between marketing past books, learning some more technical aspects of publishing to broaden distribution of content, and mulling some ideas for future books.

As an author and publisher, you must wear multiple hats. And, sometimes, you need to change gears, take one or two of those hats off, and re-focus in order to make headway. I'm still learning how to juggle those hats.

I'm intrigued by audio book technology. My book entitled Hedging Commodity Price Risk may work well in audio book format for busy business travelers. Wheels of Wisdom, and other past books, will benefit from expanded e-book distribution, which requires mastering better html and e-book composition skills.

As for future content, I'm toying with the idea of dipping another toe back into the world of business writing. Debbie and I have cranked out a few inspirational books together based on our cycling adventures, and more opportunity may arise there. However, I'm torn because I still feel that I have something to share with the world in the realm of running a small business.(less)
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Movie Review: Overcomer

Grab some soda and popcorn, because the Kendrick brothers are at it again. This Friday, August 23, they officially release their sixth movie, Overcomer, to cinemas in North America. I had the pleasure of screening this movie as part of the Christian Worldview Film Festival held in Franklin, Tennessee, in mid-March.

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When Overcomer begins, you may feel like you’re being treated to a remake of t

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