All writers use adjectives on a regular basis, but few take time to select the true “Renaissance Men” of adjectives. It is unfortunate that one could put more time and thought into selecting his drink at Starbucks than into selecting the most powerful adjectives and still call himself a writer, but this is a […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Becoming an Adjective Connoisseur"
Writing can become an extremely lonely profession at times. The more engrossed you become in a novel or other writing project, the more you begin to realize that some of your best friends are characters that do not actually exist! Joining a writing community to partner with can not only provide companionship from those who […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Finding a Partner in Crime"
Hands shaking, you open the envelope from the publishing company, only to find the dreaded rejection letter. Again. Holding your breath, you glance at the comments from the judge at the Writing Competition, and stare in disbelief at their scathing review. You poured your soul into this story, and now it’s left gasping for […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Getting a Second Opinion"
Write for any length of time and you’ll soon realize that there really isn’t such a thing as a new story. No matter how hard we work at being completely original, any plot line or character we create will resemble something else out there that has already been done. Writers aren’t actually in the business […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Getting Things Out of Perspective"
While established writers may have more relaxed schedules, beginners typically have to balance several other jobs to pay the bills while maintaining a regular writing routine. The result? Utter exhaustion, and perhaps even burnout. If this describes you, know that you’re not alone! I currently work four jobs (not including writing), and I’ll admit that […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Managing Your High Energy Schedule"
You find yourself staring at a blank sheet of paper or an empty screen with a cursor that won’t stop its annoying habit of winking at you in your state of misery. You think, What on earth am I going to say today? We’ve all been there! Writer’s block is very real…so how can we […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Listening to Your Inner Child"
“He who toils in the harvest field of prayer should occasionally pause awhile and refresh himself with a meal of meditation.” Charles Spurgeon We’ve closed the book on the April 2015 A to Z Challenge, and today is dedicated to reflecting on the journey. This has been a hectic month which has brought […]Read more "Reflections on… Reflection"
I was thrilled to hear a while ago that one of my short stories, Battle Cry, had been selected for publication in an upcoming e-book entitled Spiritual Citizens: A Christian Fiction Anthology, edited by Kim Bond! This collection has now been released, and is available as a free e-book, or as a hard copy which you […]Read more "Published in “Spiritual Citizens” – a Christian Anthology!"
The blogosphere has grown very quiet these past few weeks. But no need to fear – we haven’t all given up on writing. We’ve just retreated into our writing closets, working furiously on the material we’ll need to carry us through another exciting A to Z Challenge this April! Take the A to Z Challenge! […]Read more "Take the A to Z Writing Challenge With Me!"
Boy, I hate that dress. Not too long ago this statement wouldn’t even have made sense, but now visiting Twitter and looking up “#thedress” leads you to millions of blog posts, photos, and comments about this recent social media trend. Even Hollywood actors and well-known musicians have started jumping onto this bandwagon. Now it seems […]Read more "“The Dress” and Writing Trends"