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Henry McLaughlin


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At a recent conference, someone posed this question: Am I a Christian author who writes fiction? OR, Am I an author who writes Christian fiction? I’ve talked with authors who want to write Christian fiction to reach the lost, not realizing that the lost may be the group of readers …

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What Are They Not Saying, Part 2

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How do we convey nonverbal communication to our readers? For the first installment in this series, click here. Nonverbal communication applies to more than dialogue exchanges. Look for ways to use the physical senses. In a project I’m currently working on, one of the characters in a dialogue scene said, “Tell …

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Newest Release: Riverbend Reunion

Riverbend Reunion, the third book in the Riverbend Saga series is available on Amazon. The past has a way of catching up with you… Michael and Rachel have everything to look forward to and no reason to look back, or so they thought. In the midst of the newlyweds’ trials …

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Making Time Versus Finding Time

Okay. So you’ve made the decision you are a writer, or a golfer, a concert violinist, a lawyer. Whatever your heart’s desire is. And you’re ready to take the next step: making time to become the best you can be. And you stop, stumped, scratching your head. “How do I do …

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Truth Through Story

Did you ever wonder why Jesus used parables so often to convey the basic truths he had come to teach? Stories like the faithful servant and the farmer sowing in different kinds of soil. Have you ever read a novel where the author’s agenda was so blatant the story suffered? …

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An Exciting New Read from Morgan Busse

In this steampunk novel, we meet Kat Bloodmayne, a young, smart and beautiful woman who has powers she doesn’t understand, powers she can’t control. This “monster” as she calls it, can start fires and throw people and objects across the room. She wants to be cured of whatever this is. …

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Meet Morgan Busse

  It’s an honor to welcome my writing friend, Morgan Busse, to my blog today. Tell us a little about yourself I am a wife, mother, and author. I write Christian fantasy and steampunk for the adult market. I’m married to a wonderful, wacky guy (who also happens to be …

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How to Know You’re Really a Writer

I am excited to share this blog by Jerry B. Jenkins Do you ever wonder whether you’re really worthy to call yourself a writer? You have a deep desire to impact people with your words. But doubt creeps in and you ask yourself: “What makes me a writer? I’ve never …

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Accepting 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 whacks …

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A Conversation with Marilyn Turk

Today, I welcome Marilyn Turk to my blog. Marilyn has been published in Guideposts magazine, Guideposts books – A Joyful Heart and A Cup of Christmas Cheer, The Upper Room, Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Lighthouse Digest magazine. Her Coastal Lights Legacy series features stories set around …

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