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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

I heard my seven-year-old grandson moaning on the mat below the climbing peg-board. I went to see if he needed help, but …

November 8, 2017

I love Oreos. Milk’s favorite cookies are great on their own, but they’re over the top when combined with other ingredients. Imagine …

November 2, 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

Have you ever noticed how some authors tend to focus too much on writing certain fiction elements, yet ignore the others? Maybe …

October 9, 2017

We’re continuing with the parts of speech with a discussion about prepositions. These words never change their form. They link nouns, pronouns, …

September 28, 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

Author, speaker, and overall funny man Bob Hostettler has cost me too much money. He keeps writing books. And I keep buying …

September 25, 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

  Adverbs are words commonly used to describe or modify a verb, and adjective, or another adverb. To test whether or not …

August 19, 2017

  King David, Isaiah, Jeremiah: Inclusion of Their Sick and Crippled Picture a playground of children picking teams for a game. One …

July 27, 2017

My favorite canine writer, Snoopy of Peanuts fame, received a boatload of rejection slips in his pursuit of a publisher over …

July 26, 2017

This month at Grammar and Grace we’re studying adjectives. Adjectives are words that tell something about a noun or a pronoun. An …

July 18, 2017

Where do you get your inspiration? For me, it can something as simple as a “what if” question to change a story …

July 16, 2017

So, I guess it’s ok for a writer to be a NASCAR fan—especially a Southern writer, right? I’m a race fan, but …

July 10, 2017

I am a binge writer. I always have been, and I probably always will be. What is a binge writer you ask? A binge …

July 3, 2017

As languages go, English is fairly young. It’s been about 1400 years since the Anglo-Saxons imported English into Great Britain. And the …

June 27, 2017

  A pronoun is a word that can take the place of a noun in a sentence which means pronouns can work …

June 17, 2017

Joshua J. Masters is a pastor, author (American Psalms), Christian speaker and artist. He currently serves as an Associate Care Pastor …

June 15, 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

PENCON is hosted by The Christian Pen https://thechristianpen.com/ It has taken a year, but the new release by your favorite author is …

May 31, 2017

My husband and I recently spent a few days in Napa Valley. We stayed in a quaint Bed and Breakfast on the …

May 20, 2017

by Sandra Merville Hart I was a teenager the first time I read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. A childhood friend came …

April 21, 2017

I frequently get asked the question of how I got published. Okay. I’ll tell. God placed the notion on me to write …

April 20, 2017

As a former magazine editor and someone who has written for many publications, I’ve got good news. Every magazine editor is …

April 12, 2017
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