Writing – A Sacred Adventure

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We are on an adventure called life. From the day we are born until God calls us home, we are given special interests that define our purpose and mold our personalities. Writing is our sacred adventure. Writers share a special path because we’ve been gifted with the creative skill of releasing […]

Five Conferences and STILL Not Published

Why You Should NOT Be Discouraged!

by Lori Roeleveld @LoriSRoeleveld At one conference at Blue Ridge I had a turning point moment that might have derailed my work entirely. As I walked with an editor from dinner to the main evening event, she asked how many writing conferences I’d attended. “This is my third Blue Ridge conference so, five altogether, in […]

Returning to The Conference a Published Author

by Felicia Bridges @FBridges272 Seven years ago, I stood in the check-in line in Pritchell Hall at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for the first time. My first writers conference, it was also the first time I took a step of faith to follow the calling God placed in my heart many years before. […]

The Value of Mentoring

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Is there something missing in your writing life? Could there be a surprise additive to the list of how to succeed in the world of publishing? Is mentoring another serious writer for you? I believe so. In fact, I know so. To be blessed, one must be a blessing to others. […]

Fall Back in Love with Writing

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Between deadlines, edits and rejections it’s easy to fall out of love with our writing. It can get so bad that we begin to dread sitting down at the keyboard. When that happens to me my mind begins to reprioritize my life. I can suddenly find a million things more important […]

How to Add Text to Images with Canva

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Add Text to Images with Canva

by Bethany Jett, @BetJett Images are all the rage these days, so whether you’re creating a featured image for your blog post or a meme for social media, the job needs to be done efficiently. This can easily be achieved using a photo editing app or software like PicMonkey or WordSwag. Today, we’re going to […]

The Value of Writer Quotes

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills We writers value writing quotes that speak to us. We share them and tape them above our computer screens. We create memes and post them on social media. These precious gems of wisdom can inspire, encourage, make us laugh, or kick us in the seat of the pants. Sometimes writer quotes […]

Successful Writers Never Say These 15 Things

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Writers are an odd lot. I can say that, because I am one. So I speak from experience, not judgment. Like all creative people, we tend to feel things more deeply, reacting poorly to criticism. We also have no perspective at all when it comes to our own creations. Because a […]