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Jenny Carlisle  // Posts published by Jenny Carlisle

Walking by the Way

“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 6:7. Telling stories is as old as man’s ability to talk. We relate things that have happened […]

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Keeping Those Writing Muscles Flexed

You may have noticed my favorite writing quote by Ernest Hemingway. I can’t find the exact attribution, so hopefully he doesn’t mind me mangling it just a little, but it goes something like this: “Anyone who says he wants to be a writer and isn’t writing doesn’t.” At one time, this bothered me, because I […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Writing Tips | 5 comments

Sidekicks- Don’t you just Love ’em?

Sidekicks- Don’t you just Love ’em?

So- you love your hubby/fiance/significant other, but sometimes he drives you to distraction. Who do you vent to? Not your family, they will try to make you feel guilty. Not a complete stranger, they won’t care. No, we all need that good buddy, someone who understands but is not necessarily close enough to take his […]

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13 May Posted by in How-To Articles | 4 comments

How to: Be a Beneficial Critter

How to: Be a Beneficial Critter

Though I’m not currently participating in a critique group, I’ve gotten a lot of good out of them over the years, and I hope I’ve contributed too. Here are a few things that will make you a welcome addition to any busy bee-hive: 1. BE critical: Take an honest look, and BE helpful. Don’t just […]

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21 Apr Posted by in Marketing Ideas | 6 comments

The Road to the Finish Line

The Road to the Finish Line

Fresh from a great writer’s conference, an aspiring fiction author makes plans to finish her race. This, my friends, is what’s called an “elevator pitch”, a tag line that tells you what my blog will be about. This is one of the many things  I learned that I will need to market my story, even […]

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Preparing for a Conference

Along this exciting road that God has launched me down, I’ve had some very exciting destinations. Maybe not exciting the way the rest of the world would view them, but for a Christian fiction writer, they’ve been very beneficial. Attending a writer’s conference is by no means easy. But, the effort can truly be worth […]

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03 Mar Posted by in Writing Tips | 8 comments

To Plot or Not to Plot

To Plot or Not to Plot

A common argument among beginning writers is whether to write your story from the “seat of your pants” or to plan the story before you begin to write it. The “Pantsers” maintain that their story will develop best if it sort of writes itself. They say their creativity will be stifled if they do too […]

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07 Feb Posted by in Inspiration | 8 comments

The Road to Publication – In God’s Time

The Road to Publication – In God’s Time

Since I was a small child, my goal has been clear: I want to write stories.It seemed simple enough. Find a sturdy pencil and a Big Chief tablet, and put my ideas into words. When I thought about what I wanted to do when I grew up, that was simple too, I wanted to be like my […]

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