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Writing in the Midst of Chaos, Pandemics, and Life

by Kimberley Woodhouse The past few months have been weird. There, I said it. Of course, I don’t think any of us will soon forget COVID-19, coronavirus, stay-at-home orders, masks, church services all moving to online, or any of the … Continue reading

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Writing Quotes

by Henry McLaughlin Many of us have writing quotes to inspire or nag us. Or to nudge us to keep writing. A few of my favorites include: “If my family didn’t want me to write about them, they should’ve behaved … Continue reading

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The Art of Baking…and Writing

By Kariss Lynch I’m always cooking up a new story. The problem? I can’t write them as fast as I can concoct them. And somehow the thoughts don’t always make the batter very creamy. (Can you tell I’ve been baking … Continue reading

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Writing Tips from Paul and Joshua

By Lana Christian From conception to conclusion, every step of writing takes us out of our comfort zone. As faith-based writers, we also strive for excellence that pleases God. Collectively, that takes strength and courage. Scriptures for both abound. While … Continue reading

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A Blurred Starting Line

By Shirley E. Gould According to the calendar, today is the first day of winter. With the variety of weather conditions across America you could have three feet of snow on the ground or be basking in the warm sunshine … Continue reading

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The Joy and Surprise of Writing With

By Chandra Lynn Smith A couple of years ago at the ACFW conference I was privileged to take Allen Arnold’s continuing session. It was a most amazing blessing! (That’s my exclamation point use for the day.) During our opening session … Continue reading

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The Legacy We Leave

By Laurel Blount A few weeks ago, I noticed a book by Sue Hubbell discounted on BookBub. I’d enjoyed one of her other books, so I purchased A Country Year: Living the Questions and settled down to read. The writing … Continue reading

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Encouragement for Older Writers

By Laurel Blount A long, long time ago when I was in my twenties—back in the dark ages when there was no internet, no cell phones, and no social media—I submitted a book proposal to a well-known publisher. I was … Continue reading

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Tis the Season To Remember

by Gail Gaymer Martin As autumn passes, we remember our gratefulness as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Soon everyone’s mind turns to the next holiday, Christmas, as we again give thanks for the gift of the babe born in Bethlehem, our Savior, … Continue reading

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Is it Faith or Is it Trust?

By Davalynn Spencer I am not the first person to realize that ninety-nine percent of the things I’ve worried about never happened. Nor am I the first to discover that God is never late. Oh, He’s really good at working … Continue reading

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Going For It

by JPC Allen I couldn’t have heard that right. Last December I was talking to author and editor Michelle L. Levigne at the Faith and Fellowship Book Festival in Etna, Ohio. Michelle is also the co-founder of Mt. Zion Ridge … Continue reading

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Imagine the Impact

By K.W. Bounds Why do I even bother writing?  Threatening to torpedo my work in progress, this thought surfaced leaving a wake in its path, as I scrambled to stay afloat in a sea of self-doubt and frustration. The compulsion … Continue reading

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How the Power of My Mom’s Walk with God Paved My Writing in Favor

by Lauren Gail Today, November 24, is no coincidence for this blog post as it is my mom’s birthday and this post is in her honor. Happy Birthday, Mom! Ever since my brother, David, and I were very young my … 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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