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Seven Habits of Published Christian Writers

December 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Authors, Blog, Encouragement, Publishing, Writing Tips

We all want to get published, to see our work featured in some magazine, or on some website, or nestled between the covers of a book, but for most the “promised land” of publication seems like it might as well be the moon—totally out of reach. But maybe we just need to be doing the […]

Learn to Write Anywhere

Learning to write anywhere is really important. On most mornings after the sun has come up, I undock my laptop from its station and move into my living room where the sun pours through an East facing window. In Spring I can hear birds chattering from an evergreen tree off the back deck and with […]

5 Tips for Dealing with Writing Distractions

December 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Writing Tips

The life of a writer is full of distractions—focused concentration broken by work, chores, voices, demands, and needs. Finding a way to not only deal with writing distractions, but overcome them is crucial to our success and productivity. For the record, I consider myself an expert at the distractions, not so much at overcoming them. […]

To Prove or Improve Your Writing?

October 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft, Encouragement

My latest manuscript is what agents call “dead.” That means every major CBA publisher has rejected it. Sure, some called it “charming” and rejected it because they’ve already acquired a modern-day princess story while others claimed to want to work with me if only they had openings in their fiction lines. But that doesn’t change […]

Writing Interruptions: Handling the Holidays

December 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith, Holidays, MidWeek Motivation

“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time. Ephesians 5:15-16a” One of the biggest interruptions I deal with lasts over two months, is tons of fun, often is full of sweet family memories, and always plays havoc with my entire schedule – starting with […]

Thanksgiving and Community: Who Will You Invite to Your Table

November 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, Holidays

Oldie but Goodie Repost “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.” 1 John 4:7 I used to dread the holidays. Sometimes I still do. I grew up in a NY Italian family that celebrated every holiday together. Then I […]

What I Learned While NOT Writing

November 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Writing, Writing Moms & Dads

As I race toward a self imposed deadline, I’ll be posting some “Oldies but Goodies” on Mondays, unless inspiration hits! Be sure to read until the end for my thoughts today! Jan 2007 Ten months ago I placed my writing on the altar, realizing that publication had consumed my life and my writing had become […]

Just Go with the Flow

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith

As I race toward a self imposed deadline, I’ll be posting some “Oldies but Goodies” on Mondays, unless inspiration hits! Be sure to read until the end for my thoughts today! Nov 26, 2006 I’m not an early riser. I covet a good night’s sleep, and I’ve been known to hit the snooze for an […]

Recognizing Lies and Beating Them with Truth

October 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith

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 […]

Friday Flashback: Ramblings with Author Ronie Kendig

September 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Homeschooling, Writing, Writing Moms & Dads

Flashback Fridays: We’re taking a look at where these writing moms and dads were years ago. Up today, an interview with Ronie from April 20, 2006! Check out her website for what she’s writing today! Ronie, thanks so much for agreeing to share your life and struggles with me. I was drawn to you because […]

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