Here are some things I’ve done to keep it all straight. I pray it may be helpful as you organize your own writing projects.
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Everybody we encounter can teach us something.
To really walk in the fullness of all God has for us, we have to honor the blessings he’s given us and be responsible for our choices.
We don’t want readers to read about our characters, we want them to experience their lives in the pages of our stories.
People have asked where my characters come from. My response frequently is, “I don’t know. He just showed up one day and said he had a story to tell.”
Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is an example of how much people watch us as Christians and put us to the test! Always be on guard—and remember—you carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself Christian.
Finding the right word is part of editing when we look to improve the first draft by finding words that better express what we want to say.
It seems to me the more writing I do, the more I find myself looking for the right word, the perfect word to convey what I want. Maybe it’s the color of a character’s eyes, or the fury in the sky as a thunderstorm scuds across the sky. It might …
Recently, I became more aware of three words—six actually—that can alter how I approach life and all the things want to accomplish.
There are plenty of others in the writing universe eager to stomp on someone’s dream. I don’t want to be one of them.