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Writing From Your Scars

by Tara Johnson I was recently asked to give an aspiring writer my best piece of writing advice. I could have told her to study the craft, told her the best blogs to follow, or given her a checklist of … Continue reading

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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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The Zacchaeus Syndrome

By Loretta Eidson Writers conferences attract people from all over the world. The meetings are eye-opening, educational and enjoyable experiences. By the time they arrive, most writers have preselected a favorite author, agent, or editor they’d love to meet or … Continue reading

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Questions from a Young Writer

by Ann H. Gabhart Some time ago, a young writer asked me to answer some questions for her high school writing class. A writer can be young in years or simply young in writing experience. Many of you may be … Continue reading

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10 Myths about Marketing Your Book

By DiAnn Mills What’s stopping you from marketing your book? Indecision about the tools? Fear of failure or success? How to approach social media? Heard so many cons that you’re afraid? Now is the time to debunk the following 10 … 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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Crafting A Great First Line (Hooking The Reader)

By Rachel Hauck In a world where indie and traditional authors are scraping for every bit of shelf space and reader attention, we have to up our game. One of the best ways is to craft a dynamite first line. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independence Day!

By Carrie Stuart Parks Happy 4th of July! My new book, Formula of Deception, will have released yesterday. In it are some historical facts that I researched and I’d like to reflect on as we celebrate our independence. A theme … 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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To Your Health

By Linda W. Yezak Yesterday, I couldn’t get my eyes to focus. I was trying to read something on the computer screen and none of the three lenses on my trifocals would make the print clear for me. If I … Continue reading

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The Writing Life

by Ane Mulligan My latest WIP is either going to kill me or be my opus. My main character did not reveal as much as I prefer before I started writing the story. I knew her home was steeped in … Continue reading

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What Is Your Hero Pursuing?

by Henry McLaughlin We’ve all heard story is about conflict and tension. And that is definitely true. Stories about happy people living in Happy Valley don’t excite readers. Frankly, they can be boring. The story becomes a story when something … Continue reading

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Resolving Tension

By Sarah Hamaker As writers, we work with tension all the time—without tension, our stories would sag and our heroes and heroines would have very boring relationships. But this blog is about the tension we experience between what we want … 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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What’s Your Season?

By Kathy Parish My birthday is May 29th. I’ll not mention the year of my birth, but be assured that for all of those Facebook posts about “Share if you remember this” or “Do you know what this is?” I … Continue reading

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