A quote pinned to the bulletin board in front of my desk reminds me that writing is a process. “Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it.” —Emma Coats Continue Reading
Recently, I spoke to a women’s Bible study and opened with this story.
I spent five summers lifeguarding back when we reached for baby oil instead of sunscreen. Now, I schedule regular skin cancer screenings.
As I typed the words on the paper, mixed emotions filled my mind. Were my words worth it? Did they make any difference? The sacrifices made felt weighty in the moment, and the sting of a...Continue Reading
In high school I enrolled in many art classes, and as a natural procrastinator, I was often behind on projects. One day, in an effort to catch up, I hastily swiped 20 strokes of charcoal...Continue Reading
This is your moment. You’ve finally mustered the courage to climb out of “creative hiding.” You’ve carved out a sliver of time to write without the threat of distraction. You rush to open your computer. Your...Continue Reading
How do you feel about constructive criticism? For years I’ve experienced a love-hate relationship with it. Whether solicited or uninvited, constructive criticism yields mighty power. Sometimes it bolsters my writer’s soul and propels me forward....Continue Reading
Today’s blog post comes from Book Proposal Boot Camp member and writer Taylor Murray.
_____________________________________I read my first novel by Francine Rivers when I was 11 years old. I...Continue Reading
Today’s blog post comes from Book Proposal Boot Camp member and writer Alison Brehme.
_____________________________________Have you ever had writer's block when it comes to sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings? Being vulnerable...Continue Reading
Today’s blog post comes from Book Proposal Boot Camp member and writer Kelly Tuten.
_____________________________________“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil...Continue Reading
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