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19 May Posted by in Inspiration, Writing Life | Comments

I Don’t Wanna Write Today

I Don’t Wanna Write Today

  Do you hear the whine? Some days that is me, I am like a two-year-old child who doesn’t want to take a nap. I am whiny and ill-tempered about doing something I love to do, and that is tell stories. Do you have days like this? What do you do to jump start your attitude? […]

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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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27 Jan Posted by in Inspiration | 1 comment

Proclaim from the rooftops-His Love!

Proclaim from the rooftops-His Love!

A recent custom of writers is to adopt a word for the year. We usually do this by allowing God to plant that word in our hearts, and then studying His Word to determine how it affects our lives. This year, I felt that my word was “Proclaim”. I thought that this meant that I […]

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When I Get Stuck on a Book. . . I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

When I Get Stuck on a Book. . . I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

He got your attention, didn’t he? He got mine too. A long time ago, I wrote a book about a wild rocker with long dark hair. It was a romantic suspense and got several rejections. Shortly afterward, I went to a writers conference. The speaker said that whatever you read the most is probably what […]

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01 Feb Posted by in Inspiration, Meetings | 4 comments

What ACFW Has Done for Me

What ACFW Has Done for Me

Visit that sweet spot in your imagination and picture the following: The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Pancho and Cisco. Can you picture Lucy without Ricky, Fred, or Ethel? Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Anne of Green Gables and Diana. Would the genius of Gilbert have been the same without Sullivan? And, where would Duck […]

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14 Jun Posted by in Inspiration | 4 comments

Why I Write What I Write

Why I Write What I Write

I have friends. That is, friends who are not writers. They don’t think I’m crazy… just different. That ‘raised eyebrow’ when I start talking lets me know I’ve forgotten which group of friends I’m with. At first they tried to take everything I said seriously. Now, I get down on my knees to beg them […]

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19 Sep Posted by in Inspiration | Comments

Personalities in the Garden

Personalities in the Garden

   

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Conference – Oh My!

Conference – Oh My!

Hey y’all, Many of us are preparing to head to Dallas to stay in an ultra fancy hotel for the annual American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference. If not this year, possibly some day in the future. So many writers show up with their hopes and dreams. A few go home with a contract. Some go home […]

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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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