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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.
2021. A year many of us longed for as 2020 dragged on and on and on. Now it’s here, and I suspect some of us are not all that thrilled with the way it’s started out. And it’s too late to reboot. We’re stuck with it. But that doesn’t mean …
It’s that time of year when I think many of us ponder questions like: “What’s it all about?” “Why do we do all this decorating and buying and cooking?” “Why do we put with relatives and others we wouldn’t spend a minute with at any other time of year?” Especially …