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Our Hidden Sales

Two weeks ago, Mary DeMuth posted a short article on Novel Journey called “Measure Your Sales in Light of Eternity.” It reminded me of a truth I heard almost twenty years ago when I worked in what was then called tape duplication in our church. The truth I received was …

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Writer’s Block

Or, as Curly once said to his fellow stooges, “Hey Moe, Hey Larry. I’m trying to think but nothing’s happening.” I think every writer at some point gets stuck. No ideas, not a clue of where to go from here. Maybe we’ve written ourselves into a corner and can’t figure …

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The Writing Habit

When it comes to writing, I am not the most disciplined person in the world. Procrastination, or waiting for the muse (there isn’t much difference between the two), is my forte. There is always some reason to put off writing. When I tried to write at night after working a …

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The Rewards of Writing

                                          I was reminded today of some of the fringe benefits of writing. One is relationships we form. I believe God creates divine appointments for us. Some of these are professional. He connects us with the right agent or publisher at the right time and we’re on our way to …

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Why Writers Conference

The weekend of September 17 and 18, I attended the North Texas Christian Writers Conference in Keller, Texas. This conference is unique because of its lack of agents and editors. There is no pressure to pitch, compete, impress or any number of other ways to embarrass oneself. It is a …

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Continue the Journey

Life is a journey. Our Christian walk is a journey. But it’s not a straight line path from earth to heaven. God’s plan for our lives can have many stops and turns. The popular term among some Christians is “seasons in our lives.” I am certain He has a path …

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The Dream to Write

I read on a writers email loop that one of the members was giving up writing because she felt unable to create or produce anything that anyone else would want to read or publish. It’s sad to see someone give up on their dream. If our Father has called us …

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The Discipline of Writing

One day, I was discussing with my mentor how difficult it is to find the time to write. I work another job full time. I have family and church obligations. There are only so many hours in a day. Okay, I was whining and complaining and she, bless her heart, …

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Why Do I Write

This is a question I’m sure every aspiring and even successful writer has asked. What makes me sit with paper and pen or sit at a computer and put words down? It can be a lonely, frustrating occupation; an occupation without reward; an occupation where you put yourself out there …

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