Saturday, February 25, 2017

Finding God in Nature

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Being outdoors fills me up. Nature reminds me of God's infinite creativity and love. How about you? 

"God writes the gospel not in the bible alone, but on trees and flowers and
clouds and stars." ~Martin Luther
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Friday, February 24, 2017

3 Ways Writing Is a Lot like Flying

by Lori Hatcher 

Somewhere between Lexington, South Carolina and Rota, Spain, I realized that writing is a lot like flying. Luggage, boarding passes, and four-ounce. TSA approved bottles of essential liquids aside, I’d like to share three similarities.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Getting Through the Rough Spots

by Henry McLaughlin 

Have you ever wondered about the path your life seems to be following?

Why is it so rough at times, filled with problems and pain? Doubts and fears assail us like fierce winter storms.

One thing I’ve learned over the years is my path is uniquely my own, planned just for me. There are moments when it feels extremely lonely, especially in those rough times. And in those times where a colleague or a friend or relative seems to be joyously skipping along in happiness.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tips for Writing Research

by DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Writing and research go hand in hand. Every topic, whether fiction or non-fiction, needs an element of research. If the manuscript isn’t accurate, the reader will recognize the flaw and toss your work aside. If a writer is spot-on, she will be rewarded with good reviews and more readers. Sort of a no-brainer for us writers.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Get More Writing Time By Learning How to Say No

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

I don’t mean no to writing opportunities—say no to some other things in your life. 

We all only have so much time in a day. And if you’re like me, it’s filled to overflowing. So that means changing some priorities. 

Sounds easy, but to anyone who’s tried, it can be tough to carve out time for writing.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Why Writers Need to keep (Social) Media in Motion

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMoJo68

Y’all know the phrase. “An object in motion tends to stay in motion . . .” It’s true with social media, too.

If you’re a writer or other type of creative, social media is a must. In this day and age, if someone can’t easily find you online, it’s detrimental to your public image. But do you know having an inactive media platform can be more hurtful than not having one at all?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Too Busy to Say No: The Secret to Thriving in a Yes World

by Andy Lee @WordsByAndyLee

I’ve never been good at saying the “no” word.

I’m your typical “yes” gal.

I find it’s easy to say because the corners of my mouth turn up when the word is formed.

Just try it. Say it with me out loud, “Yes!” See? A smile naturally forms on your face when this word is spoken. (It’s possible to say it with a straight face, but I contend that it’s work to do so; therefore, not natural. But I digress.)