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Investing in Your Writing Career

By Carrie Stuart Parks When I embarked on this writing journey, one of the decisions I needed to make was how serious I was going to be. How much was I willing to invest and for what end result? I … Continue reading

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Writely Dividing

By Kathy Parish Come with me into a very small Sunday School room in a small country church. There are no catchy posters decorating the walls. There are no reference books and no dry erase board as a teaching aid. … Continue reading

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Instant in Season and Out

By Shirley E. Gould I love salt! I love salty chips and popcorn. I love salt on my watermelon! A touch of salt on my vegetables makes them better. One thing I don’t love is a bland dish with no … Continue reading

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Writing on the Move

By Rondi Bauer Olson I have lived close to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for twenty-five years, but, despite being an avid backpacker, I had never hiked the forty-mile trail in the park that follows the coast of Lake Superior. Determined … Continue reading

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Be a Branch, Not the Vine

By Tracy Popolizio Jesus instructs us in John 15, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am … Continue reading

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Is Age Holding You Back?

By Patricia Bradley How many times heard you heard someone say, “I’d love to write a book, but I’m too old.” And it isn’t limited to writing a book. Mention learning anything new and I hear the same response—“Oh, I … Continue reading

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A Safe Investment

By Christa MacDonald Recently, one beautiful Saturday, I hit the plant shops with my two youngest kids and bought annuals for the mailbox planter and a few herbs for the kitchen garden. Massachusetts has a short growing season and, although … Continue reading

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A Virtuous Undertaking

By Ruth A. Douthitt The woman in Proverbs 31 is such an example of how a wife and mother should be, that many women feel threatened by her as if she accomplished all of these tasks in a single day, … Continue reading

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With Whom Do You Write?

by Chandra Lynn Smith I started working on this blog entry weeks ago. There was a lot of writing and deleting and walking away from my computer. My efforts at writing eloquent words and imparting sage advice to fellow writers … Continue reading

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The Reading/Writing Sisterhood

by Marianne Evans Today’s post is a shout-out to the Internet, and the power of social media to bring people together from all walks of life, all locations, and create a blessing. Yes, the advent of cyber-communication is a paradox—the … Continue reading

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Put Your Heart in a Book

By Jodie Wolfe These are the types of reviews we long for as authors: I couldn’t put it down, and ended up starting and finishing the book in a few hours!  … created characters that grabbed my attention and my … Continue reading

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Keeping On Keeping On

By Donna L.H. Smith Isaiah 40:31 says, “They that wait upon the LORD, shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint.” Currently, we … Continue reading

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Courage in the Battle

By Sarah Sundin The writing life takes courage. Courage to declare yourself a writer when the world tells you to do something “useful.” Courage to set your words before strangers. Courage to speak to professionals who could make your dreams … Continue reading

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Naysayers In Your Life? One Way to Deal With Them

By Patricia Bradley Today Justice Betrayed, my seventh book with Revell (9 books altogether) releases, and I’m super excited. It’s my “Elvis” book. I mean, you can’t write about Memphis and not have an Elvis book! It also has scenes … Continue reading

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Writers and People Who Write

By JPC Allen There is a difference between writers and people who write. One of my favorite writers, Patrick F. McManus, brought this home to me in his humorous essay, “People Who Hunt”, from the book Kerplunk! Mr. McManus writes … Continue reading

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