Moments as a whole that energized me, brought fulfillment, and gave me a sense of deeper purpose.
How to Trust the Process
As writers, we tend to get overwhelmed by other writer's successes, but we fail in one thing. . .
Three Similarities in Theater and Writing
What I learned behind the scenes in theater...and how writing plays a great part in creativity.
Contests 101: 5 Editor Takeaways
What does an editor / judge / agent think when they evaluate your contest manuscript? I can't speak for all of them, but here's one editor's viewpoint. . .
Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways
Contests bring out the best and the worst in all of us---the entrants, the judges, the agents or editors. Trust me. I've been on the receiving and giving side of both ends of the contest spectrum. And though I didn't like what I got, I will still live to tell about it. Like now. This … Continue reading Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways
Punctuation Series: 4 Ways to Edit Commas
The first in my punctuation series, I"m excited to share with you four ways to demystify the elusive comma...
The Horse in a Book
Writing about horses is more than simply writing about the horse....
The Year of Trust
2018 was a year filled with a shaky foundation, but I quickly learned how trust, my word for the year, applied to my life. . .
8 Survival Quotes for Writers
This blog post first appeared here, September 22, 2016. Recently, I attended the American Christian Fiction Writer's Association yearly conference in Nashville. Armed with my program booklet for the four-day conference, I was pleasantly overwhelmed by the various sessions the conference offered. In this post, I've included more snippets of key elements and survival tips … Continue reading 8 Survival Quotes for Writers
Three Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Don't know about you, but this winter's dragged on forever with no end in sight. Here in the Midwest, we had our first snow over Christmas. Then negative below temps stretched three grueling weeks, as did the snow. And in February, it kept snowing, melting, snowing, melting, raining, snowing, melting, raining, snow---Ahhh! The country … Continue reading Three Ways to Beat the Winter Blues