Friday, December 2, 2016

When Writing Isn’t Easy

by Bruce Brady @BDBrady007

In his kindness, God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation (1 Peter 5:10 NLT).

Many of you know I’m dealing with the ups and downs of cancer. As always, God allows me to suffer for a while, then steps in to comfort me and show me how my suffering can be used to help others.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Every Good Endeavor - A Book for Writers (and Anyone Who Works)

by Lynn H Blackburn @LynnHBlackburn

I have a handful of friends whose book recommendations I take very seriously. And by very seriously I mean that if they say I should read a book, that book will appear on my doorstep within 48 hours. (Thank you, Amazon Prime!)

That’s what happened with Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf. I’m a fan of Tim Keller, but I don’t think I would have chosen this book if my friend (thank you, Tina Parker!!) hadn’t told me how amazing it was. This writing thing was a hobby for so long, the fact that I actually get paid to do it, that I have an agent and an editor and contracts and readers . . . Somehow I just kind of forget that IS work (until I sit down to write and then it all comes crashing back down on me).

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Writer's Life - Hard Choices We All Face

By Edie Melson  @EdieMelson

True confession time.

Writing is both the thing I love best and the thing I hate most.

When the words flow, it’s heaven on earth. When they stutter to a halt, the opposite is true. And the truth is, both of these circumstances are a regular part of the writer’s life.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Yourself with Time to Write in the Coming Year

Gift yourself with time to write in the coming year.
by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Most writers I know are part of a conflicted group. 

We’re driven to write—spending time composing poetry, writing books, researching articles. We doodle titles, character names, and plot ideas on scraps of paper. All the while feeling guilty about the time we spend pursuing our dream. I call it writer's guilt.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Get Your Social Media Ready for the Holidays

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

I know November isn’t over yet, but December will be here before you know it, with Christmas right on its heels. 

It only takes a little advance planning to cut down on the marketing stress that can come during the holidays. 

Now is the time to get your social media ready for the holidays.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Power to Rejoice in Sticky Situations

The power to rejoice, even in the stickiest situations.
by Rhonda Rhea @RhondaRhea
How many batteries does it take to power the average American post-Christmas playtime? If I were to make a joke out of that question, it would probably include a clever play on words—maybe something about lithium ion versus lead oxide. No doubt we’d all get a big charge out of it. (A “charge”? Really? That’s all I could come up with there?)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

God is Always with Us, No Matter Where We Go

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

I invite you to use this image any way you like online. Post it to your blog, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, anywhere you'd like. All I ask is that you keep it intact, with my website watermark visible.

God is always with us, no matter where we go, Psalm 23:4 - @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)