Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Writers Who Deliver a Powerful Story

by DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

A book has to grab me in the first sentence and then on to the first paragraph or I’m finished. Which means as a writer, I’m my worst critic.

Reading excellent novels invites me into a story world where I lose track of time. I meet new characters who have a compelling story, dive into unique personalities, and share an adventure with them. I admire how they solve problems and face life. In short, I want to get lost in their world.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Importance of Secondary Characters in Your Manuscript

by Eva Marie Everson @EvaMarieEverson

It’s not unusual to find me searching my video apps (Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc.) looking for the “oldies.” Classic television holds a special place in my memories—as a child, I’d rather watch TV and read books than pretty much anything else. I loved everything with a story.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Intro to Instagram, Part 3 - Microblogging & Hashtags

by Bethany Jett @BetJett

In April I promised to write the third installment of the Instagram Series. Then I got pseudo-spammed on LinkedIn and that experience overtook last month’s post. Let’s dive back into the world of hashtags and microblogging. It’s important to do both well, and for today’s post, I’d like to direct you to Sarahat @TheBirdsPapaya, who does an amazing job at both microblogging and hashtags. It wasn’t until her success on Instagram (56k followers) that she started a “real” blog on her website.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

God's Math: Half and Half and Half

by Rhonda Rhea @RhondaRhea

Glass half full. Glass half empty. Doesn’t really matter so much to me. As long as mine is the full half. And also the glass should be a mug. Large. And also it should have coffee in it. And also both halves should be full. And it should all be mine.

I think I like my coffee with half and half. And at least another half. I might also need another side of math.

I saw a bumper sticker recently that said, “I want my coffee and I want it now.” I thought, “I want your coffee, too. And then after that, I’ll want my own coffee.” Judging from this alone, it’s obvious I can be pretty selfish when it comes to coffee.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

What Could Be...

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

A Creativity Quote to Share

As writers, we tend to look at things a little differently. Instead of hiding our unique point of view, we need to learn to embrace it as the gift it is. 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

4 Things to Do When You Can't Go to a Writing Conference

by Lori Hatcher @LoriHatcher2

You’re about to die. Every second post that pops up in your Facebook feed is from a writer friend. They’re gushing about how excited they are to attend the writers conference—you know, the one everyone who’s serious about writing attends. The one where agents and editors and publishers gather. The one where relationships form that lead to book deals, contracts, and writing partnerships.

And you’re stuck at home.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Equipped Writer

by Henry McLaughlin @RiverBendSagas

God has a will, or a plan for each of us. Psalm 139:16 (NLT) tells us, You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

Each of us is on this earth for a specific reason. We may not know it completely right now. We may be in a season of preparation to enter that calling. But God has a plan for me and for you.