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Leigh Ann Thomas

Leigh Ann Thomas

Leigh Ann Thomas is the author of three books, including Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace—Inspiration for the Mother of the Bride (SonRise Devotionals). A regular contributor to AlmostAnAuthor.com, Just18Summers.com, and InTheQuiver.com, she has also published with Southern Writers Suite T, Charisma Magazine, and Power for Living. She is a contributing author in 10 books and her award-winning fiction is included in three editions of Southern Writers Magazine's Best Short Stories. You can find Leigh Ann on her front porch daydreaming story plots, or blogging at LeighAThomas.com.

The writing life stands poised to strike fear into the most steadfast heart—launching arrows of self-doubt, rejection-terror, and insecurity. What if my …

October 24, 2017

The Light of the World. The Chronicles of Narnia. The Chick-Fil-A Cow. Believe it or not, the aforementioned have a common thread …

July 5, 2017

Most days, writing brings us joy. Our brains stay on overdrive as we scribble ideas on scraps of paper, napkins, and the …

June 23, 2017

I was immersed in online research for a work-in-progress when my computer froze and a warning banner flashed across the screen. I …

May 23, 2017

Please Lord, please…could I possibly get an honorable mention? Just one of those beautiful folders with a certificate inside. Please, Lord? My …

April 23, 2017

We’ve submitted that article, devotion, or book proposal, and the feelings of euphoria have begun to fade. Questions ping through our minds …

February 23, 2017

With an incredible sense of purpose, I opened the window blinds and faced the morning sun. Today, I thought, I’m going to …

January 23, 2017

Three days before Christmas, a delivery man turned in our driveway, honked the horn, and requested my signature. Then he presented me …

December 23, 2016

Need a bit of insight as you ready the pen or laptop today? Consider the following from one of the greatest writers …

November 23, 2016

Tackling a writing project can be a battle—a hard-fought conflict with procrastination, fear, insecurity, and self-discipline. We’ve all authored projects that took …

October 23, 2016

It’s time for a check-up. Take a deep breath and consider this: What do you love most about writing? Answer A – Where …

September 23, 2016

What a day. We’ve been fighting to stay in the zone, our fingers flying over the keyboard searching for that illusive magic. …

May 18, 2016

By all accounts, it was a productive year. Articles were accepted for publication. A book contract hung on my office bulletin board—front …

April 10, 2016

Conference season is upon us and social media is abuzz with encouragement to click a sign-up link and submit a deposit. So …

March 14, 2016

The writer’s life is not for the faint of heart. There are moments that are downright scary. That first writer’s conference, critiques, …

February 15, 2016

When you write, do you have a happy place? Do conditions have to be “just right?” When are you most productive? I …

December 28, 2015

One of my favorite drama exercises is to take a familiar object and brainstorm what that object could be. For example, when …

December 3, 2015

Would you like to improve your vocabulary, fire your imagination, and learn about story structure and character development from an endless variety …

November 13, 2015

The writing-life doesn’t look like other career-fields. A lot of what we do happens when we’re home alone or in a corner …

October 19, 2015

You paced around the house all day doing unnecessary chores. You read an article on writing. You rearranged stuff on your desk. You …

September 11, 2015

I had just settled on our front porch swing with my yellow legal pad and favorite pen when Katie, my home-for-the-summer …

August 16, 2015

I slogged through composing an article, retyping the same sentence six or seven times. The sentence was too short, too wordy, too …

July 21, 2015
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