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Meet the Author, Part 2

This week, it’s my pleasure to once again welcome debut author, Rachelle Harp. She first joined us on  December 11, 2019, to talk about her novel, The Breakout. In the earlier post, Rachelle shared her vision of a story world where people were physically separated into zones based in large part …

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Meet the Author

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Today, it is my honor to welcome my long-time writing friend, Rachelle Harp, to this blog. Ours is a relationship where iron has definitely sharpened iron, especially in the writing craft. We’re celebrating the release of her debut novel, The Breakout, a fascinating story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and …

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The Blank Page Revisited

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Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good. William Faulkner While I was searching for a blog idea for this week’s post, I came across this blog that I first posted in March of 2018. It struck me …

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Who’s the Loudest Voice in My Life?

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We all hear voices. Some are internal. Some are not. If you’re a writer, especially a fiction writer, you hear the voices of your characters telling you who they are and where to take the story next. Other internal voices include our conscience and all the voices we’ve heard through …

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What Inspires Me?

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Like many writers, I’m frequently asked what inspires me to write. Often, this goes far beyond the specific book they’ve been reading. Some authors might respond, “I need to earn a living.” Although few writers actually support themselves with their writing. So what inspires them to get up every day …

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Writing Regrets

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After several years on this writing journey and from talking with others on the same path, I’ve found six things I wish I had done differently. Maybe you share some of them. 1) Following trends instead of my heart We all have stories in our hearts. Stories that we need …

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How Do We Edify?

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Matthew 12:36-37 NLT tells us we will be called to give an account of every idle word we speak. Our words will either acquit us or condemn us. Pretty heavy message, isn’t it? As writers, I think we also need to include every word we write. The questions are: As …

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