As writers, we create works to inspire others, to encourage others, to give to others, to share Jesus with others. Even when writing seems a drudge, even when we are not inspired or when the muse is silent, we are called to create, to keep writing through the muck.
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The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry, And a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.
Who Are Beta Readers? Who is a beta reader and why should we use them? In a nutshell, a beta reader is someone who reads our manuscript before we send it out to a professional editor or submit to an agent. Their role is to focus on the story itself …
This is another in my periodic series on proverbs for writers. The inspiration comes from the book of Proverbs and how a particular verse strikes me. I don’t go looking for them. And I’m not looking to preach. I’m seeking to share a word from God that applies to me …
We form writing partnerships to help each other. The relationship is not a competition to prove who’s the better writer. It’s a team of writers helping each other grow.
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 …
Our partner must be someone we can trust on several levels.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23 NLT.
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.
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.