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Key Qualities in a Writing Partner, Part 2

Friends walking

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 …

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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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Continuing in New Ground

Back in January, I posted a blog about entering the realm of writing speculative fiction and experimenting with first person point of view as well as writing without an outline. The first draft is finished at 194,000 words. God, in his wisdom, had me write a natural place halfway through …

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As Thanksgiving approaches this year—and with it our 45th anniversary. Yes, we were married on Thanksgiving Day. Someone once described our wedding as I got a bride and my wife got a turkey. But I digress. This life has been a series of adventures. Some wonderful. Some horrible. But God …

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The Rewards of Writing

                                          I was reminded today of some of the fringe benefits of writing. One is relationships we form. I believe God creates divine appointments for us. Some of these are professional. He connects us with the right agent or publisher at the right time and we’re on our way to …

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