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When Your Writing Needs a Miracle

When Your Writing Needs a Miracle

Priscilla Shirer shares in her Bible study, Breathe: “Miracles. Every single one of them is astounding, shocking, and overwhelming. Have you ever experienced one? An instance when God suspended the regular way that the universe functions to interject His activity?” I pushed my curling iron away, Priscilla’s words tumbling around in my spirit. I clicked the […]

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Procrastination

Procrastination

Tigger is on the side of happy! He’s going-for-it! Procrastination does not keep him down.

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17 Mar Posted by in How-To Articles | Comments

Taming the Social Media Dragon: Twitter

Taming the Social Media Dragon: Twitter

We have all been told that you need a social media platform in order to get the word out about our writing. So we blog, we Facebook, we tweet, we Pin, we Tumblr, we this and that until our head spins. Often I’m asked at meetings and in personal correspondence my opinion on what social […]

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Preparing to be Noticed

Preparing to be Noticed

I’m often inspired by getting my hands dirty. I’m not speaking figuratively here about discussing controversial topics, but literally worm dirt under the fingernails stuff. The task at hand today was cleaning up my irises in preparation for their short-lived exhibition next spring. After enjoying a few glorious weeks in April/May for three or four […]

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Truth is Stranger-but Fiction’s More Fun

Truth is Stranger-but Fiction’s More Fun

We’ve all heard the comment, and often I’ve agreed. Truth is stranger than fiction. The strange image attached to this blog is meant to illustrate this, and inspire you. We’ll get back to that later. Sometimes, if we recount something just the way it occurred, it may seem so outrageous that someone will think we […]

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Waiting to Launch

Waiting to Launch

I stand at the end of the road- Sunrise Point. My hang-glider is almost ready. I chose this mode of travel because it suits my purpose better than parachuting from an airplane. I’ll be sailing out over what is now familiar territory. I’ve talked to experts, befriended people who have been there, learned to identify […]

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Hello, I’ll be your Geek today :)

Hello, I’ll be your Geek today :)

I often get tech questions at our meetings and online in our yahoo loop discussions and as the official Tech Guru/Social Chair (no kidding…that’s my actual title, LOL), I plan to blog on ways to make the Tech Monster, your Tech Pet. There are many topics that I want to blog about, how to back […]

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Catharsis- What Every Reader Wants

If you’re like me, writing is a release. My imagination works overtime, and it’s even get some of these thoughts on paper- or burst. And that wouldn’t be a pretty sight. It occurred to me that readers get the same release from a well written book. We all love a satisfying story, one that makes […]

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12 Apr Posted by in How-To Articles | 1 comment

Dealing With Those Ugly Plot Problems

Dealing With Those Ugly Plot Problems

One of the funniest question and answer sessions I’ve ever been to happened at a writer’s conference years ago in Little Rock. The speaker was a high-falutin Yankee author and editor. The participants were full of “How do I hit the big time?” queries. Then, one lady raised her hand and asked, “What happens when your […]

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Page Turners and Show-Stoppers

Page Turners and Show-Stoppers

I read an interesting post by  fellow Arkansas author Tricia Goyer. She shared a review of one of her books who said something like the following: “I was enjoying this book until I realized that the author should have listed God as one of the characters. He seemed to be always lurking. I think the […]

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