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What's your reasoning for not attending the #ACFW conference this year? #amwriting
I'm not at the 2016 ACFW Conference. Oh, I made the decision early in the year not to attend. Still as my friends were preparing for the conference I found myself wishing I was attending. So I decided to remind myself why I didn't go this year. Limited vacation days. My employer is generous with ...
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Are you digging deep enough into your character's past to keep your #story from stalling? #amwriting
We've all been there. You're two chapters into your next book, and the words are flowing. You love your hero and heroine and their first meeting sent sparks flying. Your secondary characters are a great supporting cast, and the story is off to a wonderful start. Then, like a balloon losing air, ...
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"#Writing is powerful, and we need to respect it as such."
Sometimes it takes years for a story to find its way to print, but the end result can be worth the wait. Author Kelli Stuart shares her journey to publication and encourages us to remember what's important as we pen our own creations. ~ Dawn. Remembering the Power of Words.
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#‎Writers‬, have you used videos for building your platform? ‪#‎amwriting‬
Are you using video to gain interest in your writing and build your platform? Author Karla Akins provides her experience and reasons why you should consider it. -- Sandy Karla: It's no mystery why people have been drawn to TV and movies since the 1950s. Video on the web isn't any different.
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Are you being "social" on your social media? #amwriting  
For the record, I'm kind of a social media junkie. Facebook most, Twitter next, with Instagram running a distant third. I love connecting with readers. I love connecting with friends. I love connecting with family and work colleagues from my nine-to-five life. For better or worse, ...
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NOT JUST FOR #WRITERS: "Criticism is like M&M candy in reverse." #encouragement
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NOT JUST FOR WRITERS: Have you ever realized you needed to be more honest in your feelings and the issues you're facing? #Encouragement #Faith
Today's post from author Julie Arduini isn't necessarily writing related, but even as authors we can sometimes put on a cheery facade when things aren't going well instead of being honest and seeking prayer and assistance from others. -- Sandy Julie: One year for Christmas I received a tote bag ...
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"This week, take time to look around and discover the people you are traveling through life with." ‪#‎Encouragement‬
We all are familiar—some more than others—with this particular drill: A small child rides in the backseat of the car and his constant chatter is a distraction—and sometimes an irritation—to the driver. Again, he asks, “Are we there yet?” He wants the car to move faster, longs to arrive at the ...
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NOT JUST FOR #WRITERS: How have you had to depend on God’s grace? #Faith
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What do you do when you feel led to go in a particular direction with your #writing but doors begin to close? #Encouragement
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"Your characters are only as brilliant as you." #amwriting
Book clubs across the world, critics living in New York, and college professors looking for something to be angry about, read our work. The thought is frightening. Here's the only way to strengthen your work: Make theology, psychology, and philosophy your life study. You've studied craft.
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I write for the Christian market. Maybe you've seen some of my short stories like the one in the book Family Ties: Thirteen Short Stories (seen above). Lately, I've been writing novels. I'm especially fond of the second half of the 19th century. Gotta love those cowboys!
 
I spend hours reading. You can keep up with my bookshelf by clicking the Goodreads link. Also, you can visit my website for reviews and other information on Christian books, and/or join me on Twitter.
 
Other hobbies: gardening (except in the hottest part of summer), PBR (gotta love those cowboys!), NASCAR, NFL (Go, Panthers! Go...oh yeah, Cowboys!), antiquing, and old movies.
 
 
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Seriously Write: ACFW or Bust? Busted! by Terri Weldon
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I'm not at the 2016 ACFW Conference. Oh, I made the decision early in the year not to attend. Still as my friends were preparing for the con

Seriously Write: Digging Deep to Uncover Your Story’s Conflicts by Jan D...
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We've all been there. You're two chapters into your next book, and the words are flowing. You love your hero and heroine and their first mee

Seriously Write: My Worst Conference Mistake by Heidi Chiavaroli
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This is Heidi's last post with us as a regular contributor on Seriously Write. I'm going to miss her posts and I'm going to miss working wit

Seriously Write: Using YouTube to Develop your Platform by Karla Akins
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Are you using video to gain interest in your writing and build your platform? Author Karla Akins provides her experience and reasons why you

Seriously Write: Oh Lord, I Need Your Grace Today by Zoe M. McCarthy
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If I'd only known those words: “Oh Lord, I need your grace today.” But I didn't know the Lord. At the time, I wished I hadn't known what had

Seriously Write: The Social Media Conundrum by Marianne Evans
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For the record, I'm kind of a social media junkie. Facebook most, Twitter next, with Instagram running a distant third. I love connecting wi

Seriously Write: Stay True, Stay Strong by Gerri Bauer
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I began to craft fiction with serious intent to take my mind off the heartache of infertility and miscarriage. At first I wrote non-religiou

Seriously Write: Why Write Fiction? by Melinda Viergever Inman
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I love the Bible. It's God's living Word actively speaking to us, piercing us right to the heart, convicting us, transforming us, and provok

Seriously Write: Seek Before You Sign by Susan Tuttle
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Writers write with a goal in mind—to be published. For some that may take the form of self-publication. For others, it'll come in the form o

Seriously Write: Through His Eyes by Renee Blare
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A gaggle of teenage girls gawking at a couple of strutting boys, power walkers pounding the pavement on their mission to better health, and

Seriously Write: Life is a Journey – Not a Destination by Laura V. Hilton
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I've been to boot camp. Oh, not the kind where I have to wear combat boots and have drill sergeants or company commanders charging through t

Seriously Write: Write It Bad. Just Write It. by Sandie Bricker
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Don't misunderstand me. I'm not telling you to eighty-six all the how-to books, workshops you've taken, columns you've read, etc. Knowing th

Seriously Write: The Juggling Act: Working Full-time and Writing by Amy ...
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I have a tremendous amount of respect for authors who work other full-time jobs and still manage to keep up with writing responsibilities. T

Seriously Write: The Scoop on Research by DiAnn Mills
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Writing romantic suspense is my passion. I stay awake at night planning a story in which a strong and vibrant heroine attempts the impossibl

Seriously Write: Taking Chances by Mary Manners
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As children, everything around us is new and we are eager to dream big, make wishes, and take chances. The night sky is alit with twinkling

Seriously Write: What is Truth? by C. Kevin Thompson
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My personal dialogue comes from the conversation between Jesus and Pontius Pilate in John 18. By this time in the narrative, Jesus has been:

Seriously Write: We Need Each Other by Heidi Chiavaroli
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When I was growing up, my mother used to tell me a story about my great-great-grandmother. My mémère lived to be one hundred and two, and gu

Seriously Write: Fill Your Creative Well by Tracey Lyons
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Tracey: You may have often hear the phrase, “Go to your creative well.” Some days my creative well is overflowing and some days it's complet

Seriously Write: Editorial Encouragement by Marianne Evans
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The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. Synonyms: heartening, cheering up, inspiration, motivation, fortification; Persua

Seriously Write: Write Like You Mean It by Jan Cline
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Do you ever struggle with feeling that no matter how hard you try to create a piece worth reading, your words lack substance? Then you've co