Saturday, July 11, 2020

Overcome Uncertainty and Write the Best Book You Can

by Beth K. Vogt @BethVogt

As I mulled over the topic for this blog post, I found myself wondering about you. 

Yes, you.

The writer reading these words on Saturday July 11, 2020.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Bible Verses to Transform Your Writing Career

by Joshua J. Master @JoshuaJMasters

The life of a Christian author should be rooted in faith. Scripture is God’s love letter to us, directing our path and drawing us closer to Him. It’s “God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16b NIV). So, we should also expect the Bible to transform how we approach our writing careers.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Questions to ask a Reporter after You’re Interviewed about Your Writing

by Julie Lavender @JLavenderWrites

As a freelance stringer for my local newspaper, I’m usually the one asking questions. I’m always impressed with how well my subjects can think on the fly, answering succinctly and with great insight to the subject at hand. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Publishing as a Second Language - Finding your Writing Voice

by Linda Gilden @LindaGilden

Many times writers talk about your “voice.” As a writer you don’t actually verbally speak, but within everything you write you also have a voice. What exactly does that mean? How do you know what your writing voice is and how can you recognize it?

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

No More Tattletales in Our Writing

by PeggySue Wells @PeggySueWells

Show don’t tell. 

Easier said than done? A quick way to assure your writing is not telling is to eliminate the telling words, the tattletales. These are the words that tell the reader what to think rather than showing and trusting the reader to draw smart conclusions. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

A Gifted Steward

by Ralene Burke @RaleneB

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10

Many of my novels deal with God using ordinary people in extraordinary ways. I believe that many people sell themselves short—or rather sell God short. God freely gives us what we need to follow the path He has laid before us.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Are You Cultivating Creativity or Crowding it Out of Your Life?

By Edie Melson @EdieMelson

But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner. I Corinthians 14:40

Summer is here and every weekend we can visit the farmer's market for fresh produce. As I walked through the stalls recently, I was drawn back to one summer when I decided to try my hand at gardening.