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Monthly Archives: February 2019

In Praise of Reading Poetry

By Glynn Young Like most of us, I read poetry – a lot of poetry – in high school and college English classes primarily because it was assigned. I was much more interested in fiction (Dickens!) and noir mysteries (Dashiell … Continue reading

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Entitled to Sell, Part 2

By Lynne Pleau Getting Creative In Entitled to Sell, Part 1, I showed you some different ways titles become memorable. Now let’s look at how do you create them. Start by defining your theme. In one sentence, capture what your … Continue reading

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Entitled to Sell, Part 1

By Lynne Pleau Blockbuster titles are hard to forget. You know the ones I mean: Star Wars, Godfather, Back to the Future, Jaws. They roll off the tongue. They sing with double meaning. And they stick with you for years. … Continue reading

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Trusting the Truth

By Christine Sunderland I look through my kitchen window to the slopes of Angel Mountain (aka Mount Diablo in Northern California). A white cross rises in the green grass, recently watered with rain. I jot notes on a lined yellow … Continue reading

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A Pick-Me-Up for the Weary Writer

By Cynthia Herron  As a little girl, I created masterpieces. I rocked my world with art and zany inventions. I made stuff from unusual materials—egg cartons, fabric swatches, wallpaper samples—you name it. I used it. I adored anything I could … Continue reading

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Let Go and Let God Write

By: Lenora Livingston In my seventy-nine years of living, never once in my wildest dreams did I ever envision myself writing a novel. No, not me, no way! In my school days, I always cringed at the very thought of … Continue reading

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The Bird and the Worm—Research for Historical Fiction

By Sarah Sundin When writing historical fiction, we need to research with both the eye of the bird and the eye of the worm. A bird soars high. It sees for miles in all directions and senses what’s happening in … Continue reading

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When Your Spouse Reads Your Work

It’s just plain crazy! I have to tell you about the most unusual week of my life. My man reads his Bible, and things that are necessary for his job, but that’s about it. It’s so hard for me to … Continue reading

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“Don’t Push Me”

By Leslie DeVooght My two-year old niece proclaims, “patience is waiting with a happy heart.” Apparently, I gave her mother the book In This House, We Will Giggle by Courtney DeFeo. My family studied one virtue a month from this … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: February 2019

February 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: Convenient Amish Proposal by Jan Drexler — When Bethany Zook’s childhood friend returns to Indiana Amish country a widower, … Continue reading

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