Sunday, September 21, 2014

When Research Becomes a Little Too Real

Repost from Guest blog on http://brandyheineman.wordpress.com “I grab some cookies to snack on while I read, & next thing I know, there’s an autopsy happening. Well played, Ms Conroy. Well played. ;)” This Tweet from @brandyhei  while she was reading my autopsy scene in Digging Up Death got me thinking… do readers really know what authors go […]

It Doesn’t Get Easier. Accept the Process.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas A. Edison A few weeks ago the company I work for had a motivational speaker at our monthly staff meeting. One thing he said really stood out to me. He said, “It doesn’t get any easier. Accept […]

From the Desert

I always look forward to the new year. Everything is fresh and clean, and I usually feel the fullness of hope at a chance to start again. To get right all the things I got wrong last year, to accomplish more, to make a bigger difference in the world around me. And of course, to […]

Balancing Fitness and Fiction

I’m an author and an aerobics instructor. Two completely different worlds. One requires you to keep your butt in chair, the other requires you to move your butt. I’m still learning to balance the two, and I’d like to offer some New Year’s encouragement for you to do the same. First of all, what works […]

How Does a Mother Balance a Writing Career with Homeschooling?

Home-schooling is already a full-time job, so how does a mother balance a writing career along with it? There are some specific things that we can do to adjust our teaching lifestyle so that we can also enjoy the talents and passion that the Lord instilled in us. In my last article, I spoke about […]

Is Home-Schooling and Writing Possible?

A home-schooling writer? The title builds pictures of a pajama-clad woman huddled in the corner over her laptop. The view of her is partially blocked by a broken easel and a thriving tomato plant. Microscope slides and a celery stalk in purple water decorate her desk while a partially colored US map provides wallpaper behind […]

What Writers Can Learn From Disney

The company I work for sent me to a training seminar presented by the Disney Institute. The instructors spoke about how Disney does business and how to apply their concepts of leadership and customer service to your own organization. I found that some of the lessons could be applied to my life as a writer. […]

Jennifer Fromke on Living the Writing Dream

Jennifer Fromke won the 2010 ACFW Genesis Award for Women’s Fiction. That novel, A Familiar Shore, released in March 2012 from Write Integrity Press. When forced to separate from the laptop, Jennifer can be found with her nose in a book, one hand around a latte, and the other hand sometimes stirring something on the stove. […]

Writing Interruptions: The Rhythm of Writing at Home Meghan M. Gorecki

Interruptions come in various shapes, sizes and yes, sounds. I am a single, nineteen year-old who lives at home, works full time, & calls herself a novelist. An unpublished, aspiring, only-on-my-second novel, novelist. I call myself blessed to have been homeschooled all twelve grades and that I’m still able to be with my best friends—my […]

Today’s NaNo Mission:

Because I’m NOT giving up? How about you?

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