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Receiving Correction

If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored. Psalm 13:18 NLT One of the hardest things a writer learns is to receive criticism and correction. Unfortunately, some never do. James Scott Bell refers to it as growing a rhino skin. …

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What Are You Doing With You?

Writers can appear to have split personalities at times. Fiction writers can be especially notorious in this area because our characters live in our heads. But that’s for another blog. In the community of Christian writers, we form writers groups, select critique partners, participate in workshops and conferences, and brainstorm …

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Are You Being Tossed About by Every Wind?

Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Ephesians 4:14 NLT   In my small group recently, …

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On Being a Perfectionist

It’s rough being a perfectionist in an imperfect world. It’s a wonder we can make it through the day.   In a perfectionist’s world, every driver would operate their car exactly the way I want them to. (Ooops, ended a sentence with a preposition. Oh my!) I missed a comma …

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Equipped for Criticism

Many times, when I meditate on God’s Word, my eyes are drawn to encouraging and uplifting verses like John 3:16, or “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” or “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”   And sometimes, as only God can do, He …

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Paying Attention to My Own Work

“Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.” Gal 6:4 (NLT) One of my hardest struggles as a writer is not comparing myself to others. I don’t know why …

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