Someone once asked me which authors influenced my writing. I was ready to snap off a few names, but stopped. I needed to think about it. In what ways, and in what areas, did they influence my writing? I ended up with a list of twenty-nine names. Now I had …
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As Christians, one of our assignments is to help others. The specific form of helping can take very specific aspects. Overall, they fall into three general areas: finances, time, and talent.
(Don’t miss the announcement at the end of this blog.) Well, as the title says, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. The last post was in the middle of July. Then I dealt with some writer’s block. But the primary reason I haven’t been posting is on …
Here are some things I’ve done to keep it all straight. I pray it may be helpful as you organize your own writing projects.
Everybody we encounter can teach us something.
To really walk in the fullness of all God has for us, we have to honor the blessings he’s given us and be responsible for our choices.
We don’t want readers to read about our characters, we want them to experience their lives in the pages of our stories.
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.