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When I grow up, I want to be . . .

When I grow up, I want to be . . .

From the time I carried a book out to the front porch swing and escaped into my own world, I pictured myself providing that same pleasure for some other girl somewhere. Stories buzzed around in my head, impatient to be written down. Back then, my writing influences were more about the story than the author. […]

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27 Jan Posted by in Meetings, Meetings | 1 comment

ACFW-Arkansas presents: Lori A. Ramsey

ACFW-Arkansas presents: Lori A. Ramsey

Lori A. Ramsey, wife (18 years), mother of six, and author is the February guest for ACFW-Arkansas. Lori has several titles to her name, both non-fiction and fiction. She will be speaking on her book: How to Write a Book in 30 Days – A Simple Guide through the steps from idea to writing the […]

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23 Jul Posted by in Meetings | 4 comments

Faves

There’s a reason we want to write. Yes, we have something to say. But there are other ways to do that. We could preach, we could teach, we could paint, or dance, or even form a picket line. But we write. Yes, we want to touch lives.  But we could do that through service, or […]

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21 Jun Posted by in Meetings | 3 comments

Just. Write.

You are born a writer. You must become an author. This takes diligence, persistence and perseverance. And a laptop.  I have heard this over the years, and it is true. But the pursuit of authorship can, if we’re not careful, strangle the writer in us. A handful of years ago I completed my first manuscript. […]

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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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18 May Posted by in Meetings | 2 comments

Time is on My side

I got a new computer this year. It’s a MacBook Air–yes I”ve gone over to the “those creative types” side, for whom a PC just isn’t hip enough. Mostly I like it because it’s light weight and since I haul my laptop with me on all my travels this matters.  The thing that made me […]

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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 Mar Posted by in Meetings | Comments

Just one more…

Have you ever caught yourself at the end of a pint of ice cream and wondered how you got there? You were only going to have one more bite…. Or with chips? Where did all that salsa go anyway? Or how about with a book? Last night I stayed up until one a.m. reading. On […]

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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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07 Feb Posted by in Meetings | 3 comments

No U-Turn

Have you ever reached a point where you had to make a choice? And not a “will I forgo Sunday school to rob a bank” choice, who does that? And not a “will I stop for the yellow, or just nudge the gas” choice, but a big, all-your-chips-on-the-table, I-can’t-have-this-good-thing-and-that-good-thing choice. One where once you make your choice, […]

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