Friday, August 14, 2020

Seizing the Day as a Writer in Times of Chaos

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life can change in an instant. I thought I knew that, but now it’s something I’m hyper aware of, and it’s affected the way I do life, writing life and all the rest as well. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Praying God’s Word over Your Words –Prayers for the Writing Journey

By Julie Lavender @JLavenderWrites

The Bible is filled with prayers from notablel giants like Paul, David, Moses, Aaron, Jabez, Ezra, and others. The New Testament records Jesus’ prayers, too. 

Throughout the years, I’ve enjoyed voicing many of those same prayers for different aspects of my writing journey.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Publishing as a Second Language—Vulnerability

by Linda Gilden @LindaGilden

When I first began writing, my writing was good but probably just in the so-so category. I studied my craft, learned all the rules, and tried to discover exactly what publishers wanted to see come in to their magazines and editorial offices. After a lot of so-so writing, I wanted to dig deeper, study harder, and make my writing stand out. I wanted to touch lives and encourage people to make positive changes.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Learning The Writer's Timeline

by Cindy K. Sproles @CindyDevoted

My publisher’s editors will tell you, I’m lousy at timelines. It’s become somewhat of a joke with them. A writer friend once told me the sign of a good author was when you could openly admit to your writing weaknesses. I recall asking if she had a couple of hours to listen but I digress.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Speaking Tips for Authors to Switch from Live to Virtual, Part 2

By Yvonne Ortega @YvonneOrtega1

Because I didn’t plan to add a Part 2, the first article doesn’t include Part 1 in the title. However, I attended the first ever Virtual Speak Up Conference July 8–10, 2020. One of my responsibilities was to facilitate virtual prayer sessions and a writers track session. With Plan A in place, I felt ready.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Need of Sabbath

by Martin Wiles @LinesFromGod

I told them the story and watched the confusion lines crisscross their faces.

One thing I love about teaching middle schoolers entails telling them stories about how things were when I was their age—and things differed greatly, especially on Sunday. Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, I perceived Sunday as a different day. Of course, it would have been for me anyway since my dad pastored churches.

Saturday, August 8, 2020