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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Someday … I’ll Write a Novel

by Kathy Harris Someday … I’ll write a novel. How many times have you heard someone say these words? Maybe it was you. Or perhaps you’ve written a novel-or two or three or more-and your goal is to be published. … Continue reading

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Writing Under Adversity

by Cheryl Wyatt As I pondered what to write about on this blog post, I wondered why it was taking me so long to think of a subject. Sure, I’d prayed, but my brain still felt dead and devoid of … Continue reading

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Why Do We Write?

by Kristena Tunstall Why do we write? For everyone it’s different. For me, it’s very personal. I started to write because of a tragedy, and not just any kind of tragedy but one that so many of us could imagine … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

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Celebrating the Little Moments in Your Writing

by Lisa Jordan I read a brief devotional from Joy for a Woman’s Soul, written by the Women of Faith ladies. The late Barbara Johnson had written a piece titled “Celebrate Joy.” She reminds us “celebrate anything you can think … Continue reading

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Imagine, Dream, Believe

by Loretta Eidson As I pondered the appropriate topic for this blog, I sat at my breakfast bar with a cup of coffee admiring these flameless candles on the counter in front of me. Imagine, dream, believe blinked in the … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews for You

by Eddie Jones Here we are in the midst of the most important shopping season of the year and (perhaps) your book languishes in the lost-but-not-found section of Amazon, B&N.com and Christianbooks.com. Oh what is a poor author to do, … Continue reading

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Writing Christmas Stories

by Martha Rogers Christmas is my favorite time of the year not only because of the Savior’s Holy birth, but also because of other birthdays. Today is my husband’s seventy-seventh birthday and two of our sons as well as our … Continue reading

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Writing in a New Field

by Diana Wallis Taylor Stories are what I love. I’m a fiction writer. So why did I take on a project that is not fiction, and tackle a book on Halloween? What were my motives? Due to my background in … Continue reading

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Passion, Purpose, & Praise

by Deborah Lynne How many of you had specific goals to reach in 2013? (Of course the year isn’t over yet-just getting close.) Did you accomplish what you set out to do? How many of you had specific goals to … Continue reading

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What’s God Saying To You?

by Jordyn Redwood I think, particularly as Christian authors, we view our books as a way to get God’s Word out in a non-threatening manner. Novels are easier to hand to someone than a Bible and generally an easier area … Continue reading

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Writing with Christmas Passion

by Dan Campbell I love Christmas. I’m not sure when it happened or why, but from the time of my earliest memories I have watched in wonder at all the beauty and splendor of the season; the trees, the lights, … Continue reading

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A Word about Communion

by Rebecca DeMarino Like many writers I’ve been choosing a “word for the year” for a few years now. Sometimes the word chooses me. It will be the word I meditate on, pray about and try to include in a … Continue reading

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Are you an Anthropomorphist?

by Stan Crader I sat down at my desk with the intention of adding a few words to my next novel, Approach The Bench. And then I saw a note to myself that I need to finish the family Christmas … Continue reading

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Second Act: When Success Comes Late

by Suzanne Woods Fisher My dentist likes to ask about my writing whenever I come in for my six-month check-up. Toward the end of the last visit, he made a grave error. “Imagine,” he said, shaking his head in disbelief. … Continue reading

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