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World Blog Tour – Catching Up with Cindy Sproles

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog, Writing Tools | 0 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 | 1 comment

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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Defy the Night – REVIEW

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Defy the Night – REVIEW

By Heather Munn and Lydia Munn Wow! Was I ever surprised. Defy the Night certainly did just that. The Munn ladies opened my eyes to the atrocities of war and the saving grace of kindness.  The authors have taken real time events and towns, then carefully extracted the perfect balance of fact and fiction drawing us into a moving story of two women whose desire was to make “but a small difference.” Paquerette and fifteen-year-old Magali, make it their goal to save as many as they...

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When the Work is Hard to Do

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The computer screen glowed a soft white. I drew a blank. The writing work was hard to do. No it wasn’t writer’s block. It was simply hard. Hard to press one more letter on the keyboard. Harder to mend together any more cognitive thoughts. Writing is supposed to be fun. Not hard. But therein lies the misnomer. It is hard, and as I thumbed through yet another book on plotting, I wanted to just scrap the entire project. This is how it is. Difficult. It’s why you hear agents and...

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