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THE CRAFT OF WRITING – PART 3: The Christian Writers Market Guide

The Christian Writers Market Guide is chock-full of information that is valuable to writers. Learn about it here!

 

 

 

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THE CRAFT OF WRITING – PART 2: Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors

What does the Valley of Elah in Israel have to do with Kathy Ide’s book on Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors? Click here to find out!

 

 

 

 

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THE CRAFT OF WRITING – PART 1: Plot & Structure

Have you ever wanted to learn to fly? I did. And my experience flying by instruments taught me a lot about the need to follow expert advice when you’re a novice. Read the article and the interview with James Scott Bell here.

 

 

 

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BRING ME WHAT YOU DO HAVE

I’m delighted to introduce Lori Altebaumer. Lori’s guest post entitled “Bring Me What You Do Have” will inspire and challenge us all.

 

 

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LAUNCH!

The Watch on the Fencepost launches on February 22, 2019.

 

 

 

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THE JOURNEY

“But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,”
From “The Road to Ithaka” by C.P. Cavafy

 

 

 

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MEMORIES

Our memories help define us. I recently commented on a blog post about hometown memories, and I’ve included that one here. What memories do you have to share?

 

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BOOK CLUBS

Book clubs provide meaningful times of intellectual growth and relationship building. Vicki Fioranelli has written a delightful post on the Cherryhill Book Club. Read and enjoy!

 

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REFLECTIONS ON LIGHT (PART 2)

“I was once in darkness, now my eyes can see.”

 

 

 

lightREFLECTIONS ON LIGHT (PART 1)

“Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” — Matthew 5:15-16

 

JudyKarge2HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

At this time of year when we are remembering our multitude of blessings, I am honored that Judy Karge, author of A Light in the Dark: Reflections on Proverbs is my guest. Judy has provided a delightful look at holiday traditions.  Read and enjoy!

 

 

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WHAT DO EDITORS DO?

I’m thrilled that Mel Hughes has written this guest post for my blog. Many of us were confused by all the different editorial functions, but Mel provides us with a clear and readable definition of each type.

(And, yes, that’s Mel on her motorcycle!)

 

 

 

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IF YOU RULED THE WORLD

What would you do if you had the power to legislate one simple rule to help the world take care of our language?

 

 

 

PlotArc3Plot Review: Is It Necessary?

Is your plot ready for prime time? Rachel Hills offers her expert advice on this critical part of your writing craft.

 

 

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An Author’s Prayer

After reading a blog post by Bob Hostetler entitled “A Literary Agent’s Prayer,” I was inspired to write my own prayer as an author.

 

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God’s Calling to Write

Has God called you to write? Read Kathy Ide’s inspirational article on the power of God to direct our steps.

 

 

 

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RUNNING AND WRITING

What does running a marathon have to do with writing a book? A lot. This post could have been titled “What I learned about writing through running.”

 

 

 

Beth Lottig 2I WROTE MY BOOK — NOW WHAT?

I’m honored that Beth Lottig has agreed to guest post on my blog. Beth is the co-founder of AuthorSource, a full-service self-publishing company, and has helped hundreds of authors bring their works to publication.

Whether you’re just beginning to think about writing or you’ve finished that manuscript, Beth’s words of wisdom will be a valuable resource.

 

detectiveIT’S A MYSTERY!

It’s been said that everybody loves a mystery. But why? What mysteries do you love?

 

 

 

 

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YOUR FAVORITE BOOK

Share your favorite reading matter with the rest of us. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. Romance, mystery, history, whatever.

 

 

 

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 YOUR FAVORITE WORD

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne