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In the ‘Just Before’

By Elizabeth B. Elliott I love the time “just before.” Just before starting a project, just before opening a new book, just before sitting down for a long-awaited conversation with an old friend. So it is no surprise that the … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Feeding Your Writer’s Soul

by Edie Melson Writing is hard work, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We spend hours at a computer, neglecting exercise and proper posture. Beyond that, we pour our hearts and souls into the words we arrange into stories, articles, even blog … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Old Goals in the New 2015

By Casey Herringshaw Happy New Year! It’s filling all the corners of the internet. Greetings from friends and people you bump into at the grocery store. It’s clogging our social media and reminding us that this is truly a new … Continue reading

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Use the …phone

By Shirley Gould In crafting Christian fiction, we, as writers, use twists and turns in our plots to grab the reader’s attention, plunging them into our fictional world. We spice our prose with interesting characters, places and themes carrying them … Continue reading

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Different Points of View

by Carolyne Aarsen In my latest book, Her Cowboy Hero, it’s wintertime. In one scene, my hero and heroine pull a little girl on a sled through the snow. It was a fun scene to write because snow and sledding … Continue reading

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A New Perspective on Goal Setting

By Susan May Warren I woke up this morning to a layer of fresh grace on the evergreens, sparkling in the rising sun, Lamentations 2:23 in my mind. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Phew. Because … Continue reading

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Writing from Heartfelt Experience

by Charlotte Snead I’ve read tons of romance novels. Many I wouldn’t recommend to Christian women, yet I write romance books without shame. As the mentor mom for Mothers of Preschoolers, I know young women need edifying romantic stories. Romance … Continue reading

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Reason for the Season

By Lanny Smith Merry Christmas! What a wonderful time of the year. It’s Christmastime – the reason and the season for family, food, gifts and – Christmas movies, right? I recently had the privilege of hanging out with many of … Continue reading

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It’s Not Always What You Think

by Stan Crader As a consequence of writing several novels and posting a regular bog, I get the chance to speak about, you guessed it, writing. After a few speaking engagements I’ve developed a sense on how best to adapt … Continue reading

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Murphy Lives Here

By Linda Robinson Lately, my writing journey has been derailed by Murphy. It’s bad enough when my muse takes a vacation. Eventually she returns, and it’s usually when I become self-disciplined and sit down in my computer chair to write-about … Continue reading

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Keepin’ It Fresh

By Karen H. Richardson Recently, I spent some time reviewing the 123 posts from KK’s Candor, www.kkscandor.com, my personal blog. In this review I noticed that several topics or themes were repeated. The change of seasons and holiday theme seemed … Continue reading

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An Extrovert’s Tips for Making Connections in ACFW

By Traci Tyne Hilton A funny thing happened at conference this year. I noticed that some of the name tags had little ribbons on them that said “author.” Now, it’s a fiction writers conference, so I figured we were all … Continue reading

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Writing Lessons from the Master Author

By Marilyn Turk The more I study the craft of writing, the more I read like a writer. I look at how the author tells the story – word choice, POV, structure, and how many “rules” are broken. I also … Continue reading

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CREATIVE OR CRAZY? The Writer at Christmas

by Patti Jo Moore Like many people, the Christmas season is my very favorite time of year. I love the music, the lights, and most of all remembering the Reason for this holiday season. Even though my life isn’t quite … Continue reading

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10 Lessons from My First Indie Book

By Judy Christie A year ago I didn’t know what a hybrid author was. Now I am one. This past week my first indie book, “Wreath, A Girl,” a new edition of a YA novel, joined my traditionally published books. … Continue reading

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