I finished my first novel yesterday. I confess I cried. Yes, near the end it brought tears both for the characters and me. Finishing a project is like wondering what to do on the day after Christmas. Content, but sad. Joyful, but empty. The idea for this story began thirty plus years ago. Yet it … More Saying Goodbye
I confess I don’t have time to write a blog post today. The truth is I am in the final pages of my first novel and all the good stuff is happening. Since I never know what my characters may do, especially in the heat of crisis, I’m afraid to leave them alone too long. … More What’s An Author to Do?
I just finished a great book. Not only did the riveting writing make it a great read, but the impact of the message kept me wanting more. I had a hard time putting it down. The characters drew me in as if I were making new friends, and I cared about their struggles. The author … More In the Image of God
Author, Sherry Kyle, has written a delightful novel that weaves a thread of forgiveness and redemption throughout the lives of four very real and loveable characters. “When the alcoholic father of Jessica MacAllister’s son reappers in their lives, Jessica and her son go to her Uncle George for advice and refuge. Following a year of grief, … More Ready for an Enjoyable Read?
Or, an attempt to encapsulate infinite amounts of wisdom in less than 800 words. Mc Nair Wilson, our keynote speaker, inspired us as creative people to: Be yourself. What do you do best? Who are you, really? Take risks. Just start something. Everyone fails. You have before, you will again. Don’t fear it. Challenge assumptions. … More What I Learned at Mount Hermon
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?