What’s Your Writing Passion?

by Alycia W. Morales, @AlyciaMorales   Have you ever wondered what you’re meant to do as a writer? I mean, there are so many options. Fiction. Nonfiction. Romance. Young Adult. Children’s Picture Books. Thrillers. Memoir. Devotions. Articles. Bible Studies. Blogging. Sometimes, it’s hard to know which one to pick, especially if you’re new to the writing […]

My First Book

By Sarah Van Diest, @SarahVanDiest   I never intended to write a book. That wasn’t my goal. My goal was rather small and simple, intimate and private. A friend was in pain and there was nothing I could do to stop the hurt, but I could pray and I could write. So I did. Every […]

Ten Lessons Learned Post-Conference

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by Kass Fogle     @KassFogle I attended my first writer’s conference in May and loved every minute!  My mind was so full of ideas, prompts, apps, important do’s and don’ts and a To-Do list ten miles long. However, the adrenaline and excitement of Where do I begin!? waned to the wariness of Where.  Do.  I.  Begin? […]

What a Writer Can Learn from Friday Night Lights

By Lindsey Brackett, @lindsbrac   Listen, if you’re southern born and bred, or simply landed here by happy chance, don’t even pretend you don’t care about football. You may not give a flip about the sport itself—but the mere drama of Friday nights and Saturday afternoons down South? Any southern writer observing the world around […]

Time is Curious

By Deb Haggerty, @DebHaggerty   I looked down today as I was typing and saw my mother’s hands—wrinkled, age-spotted, slightly shaky. I looked into my mirror today and saw my mother’s face—wrinkled, pale blue eyes, white hair. But she’s not here! my inner child cried. How can I be seeing her? Then I realized I was […]

Five Ways to Clean Up Your Writing Work Schedule

By Cindy Sproles, @CindyDevoted   It was just one more thing for me to do. “I trust you can manage this.” A friend called and dumped her work on me because she’d over committed herself. She was stressed, upset. I did feel for her. Impulse kicked in, and I said yes without thinking. I looked across […]

Wrapping Up the Writing Year

Wrapping Up the Writing Year  by Alycia W. Morales,@AlyciaMorales If your year has looked anything like mine, you’ve been super busy, faced trials and frustrations, and you’ve come into December wondering what on earth you’ve managed to accomplish in the last eleven months. January is just around the corner, the holidays are upon us, and […]

Five Myths about an Agent’s Rejection

Tamela Hancock Murray,@Tamela_Murray   1.) The agent hates me. Unless you approached her and said something along the lines of, “You and your kids are ugly and you have lousy taste in manuscripts,” a rejection shouldn’t be personal. But if you are worried that you unintentionally offended an agent or other publishing professional, take action. […]

What I learned about #Writing from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I love all the Christmas specials that come around every year during the holidays, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has always been one of my favorites. I identify with his lack of self-confidence, his heart for his friends and especially his gumption when Santa called on him to step up and guide the sleigh that night.  And […]

Keep Your Writing Muscle in the Springtime of Its Life

Keep Your Writing Muscle in the Springtime of Its Life By D.L. Koontz, @DLKoontz In their terrific book, Younger Next Year, authors Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D explain that as we age, we send signals to our body to enter either the spring or the winter of our lives. It’s our choice. Spring […]