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Miracle in a Dry Season Review – Yvonne Lehman

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Blog, Guest Post | 0 comments

Miracle in a Dry Season Review – Yvonne Lehman

Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 3,000,000 books in print, who founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, is now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She mentors for the Christian Writers Guild. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level. Her latest releases include eight ebooks for...

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Write Anyway

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog, Writing Tools | 0 comments

Write Anyway

The computer screen glowed a soft white. I’d drawn a blank. This writing stuff was hard. Too hard. It wasn’t writer’s block. It was just plain hard work – hard to press one more letter on the keyboard, and harder to weave together any more cognitive thoughts. Writing is supposed to be fun. Not hard. But therein lies the misnomer. It is difficult, and I as thumbed through yet another book on plotting, I wanted to scrap the entire project. This is why you hear agents and publishers refer...

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World Blog Tour – Catching Up with Cindy Sproles

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog, Writing Tools | 2 comments

World Blog Tour – Catching Up with Cindy Sproles

Christian writers support and encourage one another by letting readers know about other writers. We do this through blog tours. Andrea Merrell invited me to answer four questions and then point you toward three authors whose work I support. What Am I Working on Now? I’ve often said, “Don’t ask, you’d never believe me,” but I love what I do. Professionally I’m managing three websites -www.christiandevotions.us, www.inspireafire.com, and...

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The Progression of Life

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog, The Heart of Caregiving Blog | 2 comments

The Progression of Life

Death is a hard subject, one most individuals prefer to ignore. The popular idea of, if it’s not thought about then it’s not a reality, hides beneath the surface. Yet, death is very much a reality. No one has a magic “get out of jail free” card on this one. Death will, at some point, touch every individual. The thoughts of giving up a loved one are sometimes more than we can bear. Life without that person is unimaginable. In an article by Craig Bowron, MD, published in the Washington...

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Instrumental Writing Helps – Aaron Gansky

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Blog, Guest Post, Writing Tools | 0 comments

Instrumental Writing Helps – Aaron Gansky

At the beginning of each semester of my Creative Fiction Writing class, I provide a list of books on craft that were instrumental in my writing journey

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The Question Saga

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Blog, Writing Tools | 2 comments

The Question Saga

They remind me of rearing a two-year-old. Why? How come? Why not? Though effective tools, questions are at times greater distraction in non-fiction works. Here’s why. When you ask a question, especially in the opening line of a work, the reader’s eyes continue to scan the page, but their head stops at the question mark. They keep reading but the content is not absorbing. They’re pondering the question. The sad thing is, they ponder…and ponder some more. Even if they finish reading the...

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