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.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

How To Make a Connection


by Tim Suddeth @TimSuddeth

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone and it was as if you were speaking two different languages? You knew they understood the words, but the two of you just weren’t connecting.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

A Writer's Biggest Fan


by Lynn H. Blackburn @LynnHBlackburn

I never dreamed that we would be one of “those” families—the kind whose kids have sports almost every night of the week. But then I had boys and they turned into ballplayers. Flag football, basketball, baseball. They can’t get enough.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tell Your Story — Transform Your Life: Journaling Tips for Writers


by Sarah Sally Hamer @SarahSallyHamer

Journaling is an amazing tool. Since most journals are a private conversation with ourselves, never to be shown to anyone else, they can allow us to open up the memory bank of the past and find the wounds hidden beneath the persona we wear. Author Henry Miller admitted that writing helped him to draw "the poison" out of his system.