If you write fiction, you may know all about crafting lies that drive your characters, but have you ever had to beat the lies in your own real-life story? As I write this, my head and heart are full of the lessons and fellowship of my first ACFW national conference. It is both a spiritual [...]
It was an innocent post. Not innocuous, mind you, but innocent. Little more than a link, really. Within minutes a storm of political debate erupted. Opinions collided on the economy, healthcare reform, Christian rights and responsibilities and elitist strongholds over mercy. Hoo, boy. This shifted my whole morning. I expected to post the link, then [...]
Today I am in mourning. I’m grieving the loss of a love. The loss of an idol in my life. My writing.
Need some encouragement on your writing road? Here are 5 Bible verses for writers: 1. Jeremiah 30:2 “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.’” and Revelation 21:5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things [...]
God has been nudging me about memorizing Scripture. I have embarrassingly little of His Word committed to memory, so I started with the verses I have tape-flagged in my Bible, ones I wanted to keep close anyway. I practice each verse for a few minutes a day, adding a new one when I have the [...]
“Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the discipline of fools is folly.” -Proverbs 16:22 After struggling with a rough spot in my WIP for a ridiculous period of time, I concluded that my creativity well had run dry. It needed something I simply didn’t have. Thus, I did what [...]
“Maybe God means all of these troubles to show me that I’m not supposed to be a writer.” Ever feel that way? Somebody tell me I’m not the only one. Choosing a writing career means facing insecurity and rejection, and it means waiting, patiently or otherwise. When I got my first subscription to Writer’s Digest [...]
As I started to write this post, the words I typed felt strangely familiar under my fingertips. I checked, and sure enough, I wrote them before in this space last year, which just goes to show that it takes more than a new year to change a person’s mind! The most important change I could [...]