It’s almost here. The best of the best Christian writing conferences will educate and encourage writers in only two weeks; and it’s practically in my backyard! There’s still time to register for Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference, but you have to act now. Watch the video and you’ll see what writers are saying about this … More Are You Ready?
Thank you to http://www.jumbledwriter.com/2013/01/20/very-inspiring-blogger-award-apparently-not-a-joke/ who has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. I’m so glad JW has found my blog inspiring. Since I’m an amateur writer, I feel somewhat honored to have this award nomination. … More An Award Winning Site?
My “practice” novel is almost to the midway point. I’ve been slogging through the past few chapters of A Voice from the Past as my characters face some emotional changes. They seem true to life in their expressions and quandaries, but somehow, at least to me, I want more from them. More action, more depth, … More What Would My Characters Do?
After a few trusted author sources recommended I find an agent, I began the search last month. I printed a list of recommended literary agencies off Michael Hyatt’s website, and proceeded to examine each agency website. Thoroughly. Even though I’m not exactly sure what I’m looking for. I pray as I search, so I guess … More Finding an Agent
I didn’t win the writing contest. Not that I expected to win. Truly! I entered more for the experience and the input from the judges. My desire to become a better writer motivated me to take the plunge and humbly accept any criticism offered. I am thankful for the three judges who read and critiqued … More How to Deal with Discouragement
I wrote my first novel in high school. Well, okay, so I didn’t exactly write an entire novel; it was more like twenty pages and a little character development. The idea, birthed from my addiction to romantic fiction, sprang from my pencil (yes, pencil) onto the lined pages of my spiral bound notebook (my writing … More Writing a Novel
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Richard Bach This quote caught my attention earlier this week. My apologies to you whose blog I “stole” it from because I didn’t make a note of where I saw it when I copied it down and now, can I remember where it was?? Of course … More How to Become a Professional Writer
Sometimes as a writer in the vast world of professional bloggers, published authors, agents and publishing companies I feel very small. One of my favorite authors, Mary DeMuth, wrote a moving and challenging article in her e-zine this week addressing this apparently common issue. Her words encouraged me tremendously, especially since Mary writes amazing stories … More Feeling Small
A piercing headache forced me awake this morning. The pain emanated from the region of my right shoulder blade, up the right side of my neck and spread across the top of my head. What’s up with this? I thought at first and then wondered how I would make it through the second full day … More Roller Coaster Writer
So I managed to post a blog while in Poland, but hit me with the holidays, family visiting and decorating/shopping for Christmas and suddenly two Wednesdays (my usual post day for those not counting) have passed me by with nary a word posted! What a slacker! I hear myself say and am reminded that it … More Writer’s Woes – A Post About Not Posting