Flashbacks and Time-hops: What to do and not do

By Vincent B. Davis II, @vbdavisii Flashbacks. They have been one of the most loved storytelling tools in every writer’s arsenal for centuries. As consumers, we see various media forms like televisions and movies utilize flashbacks as a legitimate form of storytelling. We see the value in its use, and want to bring it to […]

From Writing Wounds Come Wisdom

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson We writers wear our hearts on our sleeves, metaphorically speaking. We pour our inner selves out on the page, drawing on the highs and lows of life to interpret the world through words. This is an exhilarating journey. The highs are incredible, and the lows…well…they’re tough. If we don’t take time […]

Are You a Victim or a Survivor?

Faith Friday: Week XI

by DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills One week ago, Hurricane Harvey swept across the Texas Gulf area, devastating millions of people and miles of property with high winds and catastrophic flooding. Many of you prayed for all of us caught up in the continuous rains that drowned record highs. Thank you. The clean-up will take months, and […]

Don’t Make These 10 Basic Blogging Mistakes

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Blogging can be a great way to build a platform and connect with our audience—if we do it right. Doing it wrong can often do more harm than good. Not having a focus for your blog.One of the first things beginners do is write posts about anything they’re interested in. They assume […]

Word Weavers: And Why You Should Join

By Susan Neal @SusanNealYoga After several years of writing, I understand the loneliness that accompanies the life of an author. On most days, my biggest social interaction consists of liking posts on Facebook. My friends and family don’t understand my career nor its accompanying isolation. However, my Christian writers’ critique group members know and offer […]

How to use photos to create memes for your blog

by Mary Denman, @MaryDenman , Instagram: @MaryFDenman Have you ever seen great looking memes online and wished you could create them for your blog? You can! I’m going to teach you a few things about how to create memes using your own photos.   Why is this important?   Memes on your blog posts help with visibility […]

Who’s the Boss?

Faith Friday week X

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills Every time I begin a new writing project, I panic. Can I do this again? Do I have the necessary skills to carry another book through to completion? Will my readers like the characters? Is my plot credible with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing? Will my critique […]

7 Traits Every Writer Needs for Leadership

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills Christian writers in leadership have a responsibility to those who look up to us for guidance and wisdom. The distinction requires a unique skill set. What are the 7 Traits Every Christian Writer Needs for Leadership? Make positive choices. Choose joy. This is not about expecting every day to be filled […]