My older son, Tom, is a very busy professional, so a lot of our communication takes place via e-mail. One Sunday, I asked him what he wanted me to make for dinner that evening. His response was: When you decide what you can say I decided this and if it’s not OK that’s OK. It […]
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Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart Coming of Age In Chasing Lilacs, the author transports readers to a small Texas community in 1958 where they’re placed in the heart and mind of Sammie Tucker, an almost thirteen-year-old girl. Sammie’s mother suffers with mental issues, and when she commits suicide, Sammie’s world is filled with loss and […]
At the Mount Hermon Writer’s Conference this past month I found myself in several discussions over the pro and cons of first person versus third person point of view. And invariably sometime in the discussion I would begin talking about Wild Ink, even though no one I spoke with wrote YA. But this book reaches […]
Last month, I blogged about my desire to get some beginner excitement back—to recapture the joy of my first writers conference when everything was new and a good critique spelled success. I have been home from the 2013 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference for less than a week, and I am pleased to report that […]
If a will stated, “The inheritance will be divided equally between Tammy, Vicki and Mary,” do you realize that Tammy would be entitled to half of the money, and that Vicki and Mari would each get a fourth? Why not equal thirds? Because the word between indicates that the inheritance is to be split into […]
To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd Historical To Die For is the story of Anne Boleyn’s life as seen through the eyes of her best friend, Meg Wyatt. It begins with the two young women pledging their loyalty to each other, no matter the consequences. Both have romantic aspirations, and […]
James Scott Bell quotes Sun Tzu: “The principle on which to manage an army is to set up one standard of courage which all must reach.” In The Art of War For Writers, James Scott Bell applies Sun Tzu’s principles for clarity in battle planning to encourage quality, craftsmanship and courage to writers. Not to […]
In less than three weeks, I will be at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference—the first writers conference I ever attended. I know this is a cliché, but I really do remember that first conference like it was yesterday. It was 1995 and I had just taken the leap into submitting stories for publication. At […]
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner Contemporary Lauren, a wealthy college student, wants to break free from her family and make it on her own. Abigail Boyles, an elderly, bitter woman, hires Lauren to transcribe the diary of her ancestor, Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.
90 Days to Your Novel by Sarah Domet “Inspiration resides in your heart; habit resides in your fingers. Inspiration propels; habit completes.” One of the premises in this book is to develop the “necessary writing habits that will help you see this project through.” That is, write daily or as near to as possible. Sarah […]