When the Writing Gets Tough, Just Keep Pedaling.

by Lynn H. Blackburn @LynnHBlackburn A few summers ago, our youngest son decided he was ready to try riding his bike without the training wheels. My husband removed the training wheels and we wrapped him in bubble wrap secured his helmet on his head and found some knee and elbow pads before letting him go on […]

Keep Your Writing Options Open When You’re Just Starting Out

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson A lot of newer writers I meet find themselves overwhelmed with the myriad of opportunities in the field of writing. They struggle, trying to decide between writing articles, devotions, fiction, non-fiction, etc. Writing is a big field, and if you didn’t study some aspect of it in college, the choices can […]

9 Benefits of Participating in NaNoWriMo

by Alycia W. Morales @AlyciaMorales November is quickly approaching! As we focus on pulling out our sweaters and boots, drinking all the pumpkin spice lattes we can handle, and photographing the changing of the leaves, several writers will be gearing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). For the month of November, we’ll be shooting […]

Writing Through the Chaos

Tips to Keep Moving Forward When Life Happens

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson There has been a lot of chaos in our world lately—catastrophic wildfires, Unprecedented flooding with Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma—one of the largest ever. Even if you were fortunate enough not to be directly impacted by these large-scale events, chances are you have people close to you who were. Events like […]

Jumpstart Creativity with 31 Fun Field Trips for Writers

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Fall is my favorite time of the year. I could happily spend from September through November outside hiking, exploring, and road-tripping. In honor of my own personal wanderlust, today I’m sharing my list of places to explore. These are things that you can do by yourself, or get together with another […]

As Your Follow Your Writing Dreams, Are You Skydiving or Flying?

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, Ephesians 3:20 Sometimes (more often than not) I get caught up in the process of life. I’m an analytical sort of person, and I’m definitely […]

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 […]

Use These Tips to Move Past Writing Rejection

by Cindy Sproles @CindyDevoted Rejection is not fun. I can’t think of a soul who lives for the next rejection, whether it be in our families, our jobs, or our writing career. These days when a child is told no, the next thing to expect is wailing . . . maybe a little kicking and screaming, and […]