Thursday, October 2, 2014

Why Bother to Write?

As I write this the blogoshpere is running rampant with stories about Miley Cyrus’ plunge into depths of entertainment depravity, Another shooting in Florida, The Australian baseball player who was murdered in the U.S., and this little scrap in Syria which, apparently, the U.S. will be fully immersed. All in a day’s reading. A Christian […]

Read What Scares You

Last week I encouraged you to write what scares you. Find a theme that you’d just as soon avoid and dive in. The emotional ride it takes you on will grab the reader and take her along, too. That’s our goal. Having said that, now I’ll encourage you to read in the same manner. What […]

Write What Scares You

You’ve heard the same advice for years about how to behave at a social gathering. The unwritten rule to avoid controversial subjects like politics and religion are the basis for etiquette and creating lasting friendships or, at the very least, long term associations. It’s what keeps our existence steady and predictable, albeit boring. What is […]

Interrupted by…Twitter

I made a comment the other day that I was far too busy working on my writing career to be bothered to write. Are ya with me? If I read one more article about how important it is to get my name out, build my platform, or develop a following, I may go on a […]

Rebuilding Your Tribe

Like most of the blogsters around here, my writing career has been interrupted. More than once. I enjoy blaming others for my problems and failures. After all, why should I be pressured into all the responsibility of moving my own career forward? Surely there’s a government program for that. Just what am I paying taxes […]

To Sleep or Not to Sleep?

The kids are finally asleep. I just kicked off a second load of laundry, straightened the living room (for the fourteenth time today) and cleaned the bathroom. Exhausted, I ignored the dirty dishes in the sink. It’s 9:27 PM, but it feels like 11. I should write. I should work on that project that has […]

Interruptions – Blessings in Disguise

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Interruptions! Lately they seem to be making up ¾ of my days! Babysitting grandchildren, caring for […]

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