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This is where I blog for budding writers and aspiring authors, inspiring them with God’s Word and my story from writing tips and tricks to publishing advice. Get to know me more, grow your love for God’s Word, and find some helpful tips for writing and publishing.

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I’m Bored?

I’m Bored? I slouched in my chair, blowing a sigh out my lips and making a funny sound.My sister looked up from across the room. “What’s wrong?”“Oh, nothing. I’m just bored.”“You have writer’s block again?”“No, I know what’s coming next. I even know what words I want to use to

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“How Do You Come Up With Good Names?”

“How Do You Come Up With Good Names?” I was sitting at a table with some young friends of mine, and we began to talk about writing. One sweet girl asked me what all the names of my characters were. I gave her a few. Her round blue eyes reflected

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The Hero Must Have a Name!

The Hero Must Have a Name! “Haven’t you named the hero yet?”“Not yet.”“When are you going to get around to that?”“When I hear a name that sounds right.”“When will that be?”“I don’t know.”“How can you write a book about a character that has no name?”“He has a name in my

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Character Corner #3

Character Corner #3 At some point, “that which is hidden will be brought into the light.” In book two of the Pure Line Series, a hidden character comes into the light.  In Chained, I wrote in a nameless character. This background person had no physical features, no lines, and only three

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Find it Flawed

Find it Flawed As writers and authors, it is our ultimate goal to produce a work that is completely “perfect.” We want none of those grammar typos, extra punctuation, unintelligible phrases, spelling errors, scene confusion, or characters whose names change halfway through the story. Right? That’s impossible for fallible human

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Short Study #1

Short Study – Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to Yahweh and He will establish your thoughts.” {Proverbs 16:3.} I used this verse to preface my last blog, Writing God-honoring Fiction, Part Two. It’s important to “handle the word of truth correctly,” so let’s study this verse. Let me show you

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Writing God-honoring Fiction

Writing God-honoring Fiction This blog post is for anyone who desires to write a more powerful, God-honoring novel. “Commit your works to Yahweh and He will establish your thoughts.” {Proverbs 16:3.} Dear writers, there are two unique strategies to accomplishing excellent work in these Fallen Lands, and I want to

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Writing God-honoring Fiction – Part One

Writing God-honoring Fiction This blog post is for anyone who desires to write a more powerful, God-honoring novel. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.} Dear writers, there are two unique strategies to accomplishing

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Jumping Hurdles in Self-Publishing

Jumping Hurdles in Self-Publishing “If there is not at least one hurdle in the path before you, then you are probably going the wrong way.” As a Christian, I am fully aware that the evil one will try to attack my faith at every opportunity. Jesus Christ has given me

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