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Following the dream of becoming a writer involves so much more than just learning how to write. Sure that’s a biggie and …

July 29, 2017

Magazine writing jobs sent straight to your inbox? Yes, it is true. I get them every morning. So how can you get …

June 12, 2017
AnatomyGraysSex

Jim held a gray spheroid up to the light. “So Doc, you’re saying the sex of this alien was actually female?” “That …

February 13, 2017

The autopsy window allowed Jim a clear view of the good doctor’s grim work. The gray-skinned corpse had been cut open from …

January 16, 2017
Character Eyes

The carbine was still jammed and Jim couldn’t do anything to fix it. He finally tossed it aside and cursed the shoddy …

November 9, 2016

The murmur of countless alien tongues subsided as the chairman of the interstellar council called for order. The delegates to Mecatol Rex …

October 11, 2016

This month’s post is all about words you might be hearing and saying and, consequently, writing improperly. We’re not talking about homophones …

September 17, 2016

Save money. Learn theology. Become a better writer. Minister more effective. That’s my hope for you. In this second year of my …

September 12, 2016

As Tatooine’s twin suns slowly inch to the sand dunes in the horizon, a lone figure strains his eyes as he scans …

September 11, 2016

As a Christian writer in your life or in your writing it is not merely about what you want to say or …

May 21, 2016

Shortly after moving to the Islands, a new habit easily became walking early on the beach. On one particular morning, something unlikely …

February 18, 2016

We writers are an odd lot. We’re driven to write, spending time composing poetry, writing books, researching articles. We doodle titles, character …

February 11, 2016

Where to begin? I had a friend ask me this question recently, who is interested in writing a young adult novel. She …

January 15, 2016

I’ve found the writing path to be the journey of a lifetime. At times it’s fraught with discovery and at others, discouragement. …

January 11, 2016

As a writer, I’ve come to realize the value—and the elusiveness—of writing ideas. They come and go like beautiful blossoms in spring. …

November 4, 2015

We all know the value of saving for the future. The truth is that’s not just good financial advice—it’s also good advice …

October 7, 2015

If you are a born again follower of Christ then you have been given a spiritual gift or gifts. Scripture tells us …

October 3, 2015

Writers have a love/hate relationship with putting words on paper. Sometimes it’s difficult because of the process. Other times we sabotage ourselves. …

September 8, 2015

As writers, we do many things to capture what drives our characters. We’ll complete questionnaires detailing their likes and dislikes, create a …

September 4, 2015

Devotions: Seeds to Grow Faith I still have a copy of the first sermon I ever preached. Imagine trying to cram the …

August 2, 2015

Early on I discovered a basic truth for writers. Publishing is a journey, not a destination. This holds true no matter what …

July 8, 2015
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