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Key Qualities in a Writing Partner, Part 2

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EMPATHY is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It’s also called the ability to put oneself in another person’s shoes. Why is this important in a writing partnership? As we know, the act of writing is an activity we do alone. I may be at one …

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A Review of The Weeping Chamber

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 In his memorable novel, The Weeping Chamber, Sigmund Brouwer takes one of the minor characters of the Bible and builds a story that captures the essence of Christ and vividly portrays the last days of the Savior’s life.

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Work Willingly

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Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23 NLT.

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Make Your Hero Choose

Have your hero make a choice with the greatest story potential. Forcing her to choose between values she holds dear is an exceptional and meaningful way to add tension and conflict to the story.

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How Will Your Hero Die?

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Today I want to discuss how to add more depth and suspense to our stories. It doesn’t matter what genre you write; this title question applies to all of them. 

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Dealing with the Coronavirus

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The caronavirus affects all of us. The critical question is, how are we dealing with it? I’ve done several Zoom and Skype meetings recently, and I hear the fear in people’s voices. The virus is scary, especially the way our modern media catastrophizes and distorts everything to suit their own …

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Do Our Words Edify?

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Never lose sight of the power of our words to minister to hurting, frightened people even in the midst of a pandemic.

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Proverbs for Writers

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There is so much wisdom and wise counsel in the book of Proverbs. Like many believers, I spend time in this book every day. Sometimes a single verse or a few verses grab my attention. Other times, I’ll read an entire chapter. Often, what I read will speak to a …

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