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"Time, care, skill, and diligence—they all rest in the artist’s quiver, to be used with forethought, so something wondrous can emerge." #amwriting
C. Kevin Thompson I’m reading Robert Benson’s book, Dancing on the Head of a Pen . It’s a thought-provoking, journal-of-sorts on th...
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What's the "go-to" #creative hobby that allows you to recharge your #writing brain?
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Not Just for #Writers: Who brings Jesus to life in your world? #faith
Marianne Evans He said to them, “Come, follow me. I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 I received cover art recently...
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You've been to the #writer's conference, so what do you do with all those wonderful contacts? #amwriting #publishing
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"Let your readers indulge in your story on a need-to-know basis." #amwriting
The exposition of a story is that information that, while not part of the current timeline of the story you're telling, is necessary to explain some of those events. It's that back story about your character's past, those things that make him/her the person they are and explains why they react ...
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Tips to make public speaking easier for the #author. #amwriting #marketing
If you're like me, the idea of public speaking is enough to make you want to hide in a corner of the attic. But Beth Ann Ziarnik considers those invitations great opportunities for promotion and gives us some pointers to help us climb down those attic stairs and onto the stage with confidence.
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Why should your historical character's attire be accurate? #amwriting
My own initial interest in writing historical fiction had nothing to do with loving history. I started writing Western and Medieval Chr...
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Not Just For Writers: How do you reclaim peace after a personal attack? #Faith
• Is someone undermining your work? • Has someone said something against you? • Is someone trying to get you to do something you believ...
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Do you have accountability partners? #amwriting
I’ll confess – last year I wasn’t a productive writer. I had good intentions, but that didn’t put words on the page. In fact, I seem to re...
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Writing related, but not just for #writers: Are you doing what God called you to do even when you're not as successful as someone else? #amwriting #faith
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How do you squeeze #writing time into your busy life? 3 tips #amwriting
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"...we not only write for God, but we should be #writing with God."
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Creates characters with heart...stories for the soul.
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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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Historical Dress by Alanna Radle Rodriguez and Courtney Sale
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My own initial interest in writing historical fiction had nothing to do with loving history. I started writing Western and Medieval Chr...

Weary of Writing? Put Down the Pen and Pick Up a Paintbrush by Jennifer ...
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There are times when it's helpful to step away from the computer and refresh our minds through another facet of creativity. Today, aut...

Are You Under Attack? by Zoe M. McCarthy
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• Is someone undermining your work? • Has someone said something against you? • Is someone trying to get you to do something you believ...

People of Faith by Marianne Evans
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Marianne Evans He said to them, “Come, follow me. I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 I received cover art recently...

Goal Setting and Accountability by Terri Weldon
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I’ll confess – last year I wasn’t a productive writer. I had good intentions, but that didn’t put words on the page. In fact, I seem to re..

What Do I Do Now? By Angela Arndt
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Angela Arndt It’s two weeks after the ACFW writers’ conference. Are you’re still wondering what you need to do? Here are a few suggesti...

Seriously Write: How Do You Do It? by Susan Tuttle
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Life has been crazy busy around my house lately. August raced past in a blur, and September has slammed me in the face. With our new schedul

Seriously Write: Writing Is Not a Solo Trip
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Angie, here: Last week, I had the real pleasure to room with my friend, Marie Wells Coutu, while at the 2016 American Christian Fiction Writ

Seriously Write: T-Shirt Revelations by C. Kevin Thompson
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As an assistant principal at a middle school, I see a lot of what is deemed “fashion.” Much of it comes in pithy sayings, cartoonish figures

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