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Overwhelmed. Exhausted. Enlightened. I struggled to stay awake on the drive home from the Ohio Christian Writers Conference, my conference companion and …

November 16, 2017

You saw a listing for a writing conference. It looks amazing. You’re excited, then doubts creep in. Am I ready? Will they …

November 14, 2017

I started working as a professional writer when I was seventeen. So completely captured by the craft, I made the decision to make …

October 22, 2017

Technical writing is a different kind of writing. As a matter of fact, it is a very different kind of writing. It …

October 16, 2017

  Have you ever picked up a book and after a few pages, put it down saying, “This isn’t for me.” Have …

October 14, 2017

For the past five years, I’ve been blogging for teenage fiction writers. As the editor-in-chief of an online magazine for teenage …

September 27, 2017

As an English major in college, I was eager to put my skills to work… I wanted to create something . . …

September 26, 2017

In the weeks before a conference, my excitement and happy thoughts twist into nervous doubts. What if I get there and …

September 19, 2017

  Got challenges? Don’t we all. Life is filled with obstacles on the pathway to realizing our goals and purposes. How do you …

September 18, 2017

Being a teenager is hard. Especially a teenager striving to be a published author. It’s stressful finding time to write. When …

August 28, 2017

“Sorry, but I can’t make those changes to my manuscript. It’s my baby.” We cling tight to our books, our babies, in …

August 8, 2017

Opinions.  Opinions.  More opinions float through a person’s mind in the course of a day than Aristotle has twelve-letter verbs, then Proust …

July 14, 2017

  I wrote my first fiction novel in four months during 2009 because I believed I could write a novel.  Perhaps a …

June 16, 2017

Which is easier: fiction or nonfiction? It depends … on who you ask and when you ask them. Today I’m learning about …

June 10, 2017

    Changing Culture, One Writer at a Time This is the Greatest Country in the World Right after God and my …

June 4, 2017

We all make sacrifices every day. Every time you chose something, you sacrifice the other option. But some sacrifices loom larger …

June 3, 2017

  In the trunk of my Honda, beneath a wool blanket, lies a red backpack filled to the brim with survival …

May 30, 2017

  As a child, I loved Peanut butter and Fluff sandwiches. That ooy gooy marshmallow paired well with the smooth peanut butter, Heaven! …

May 24, 2017

  Every writer craves accolades from her readers and the industry. She wants exemplary recognition about her plot, voice, genre, setting, dialogue, …

April 3, 2017

  Networking; what comes to mind when you hear that word? Are you groaning? Are you having a flashback to that awkward …

March 31, 2017

Of the mechanical misdeeds common to writing, the comma splice may be the most insidious. This sneaky little fugitive hides out …

March 30, 2017

  Are You Truly a Writer? I’ve asked myself this question dozens of times. Not long ago, I came across this …

March 24, 2017

There are many reasons why people write books, but I’ve come to believe the best reason of all is writing for …

March 3, 2017

  Jpeg If you are reading this, you are either writing a book or considering the possibility. Writing a book can seem …

February 9, 2017

Several days have passed, and I was sure that the excitement I felt when my wife and I attended the 45th …

January 28, 2017
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