Today I caught myself laughing at an e-mail from my son’s middle school that was intended to be serious—a reminder about No Name Calling Awareness Week. I confess that I joked about it with my son. “Remember, Nathan, name calling is wrong.” I quoted the slogan for the week: “Words matter.”
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A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs Victorian Christmas Novella For two years, Margaret (Meg) Campbell has avoided returning to her home in Stirling, Scotland. But on December 24, 1894, after spending less than twenty-four hours with her parents and crippled brother, the twenty-six-year-old teacher is heading back to Edinburgh on a train without […]
A month ago I participated in an exciting event that helped launch a book that I spent three years writing. It felt amazing to finally hold a long-awaited copy in my hand. As I look forward to the day when it will go live on Amazon and other venues, my imagination goes wild with the […]
Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller Historical Romance After her trapper husband died, Moon Song, a young Chippewa woman with a newborn, found her way to a lumber camp outside of Bay City, Michigan. She was welcomed there, given a job as a cook, and she made some good friends. Still, after months […]
“I need some prayer for my attitude,” I told a friend the other day. I went on to vent about some writing-related frustrations, all having to do with things I used to love but now felt disillusioned with. She waited for me to finish then said something that surprised me: “Maybe you’re outgrowing these things.” […]
When the Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti Women’s Fiction It’s 2012, and Becky Trundle should be enjoying her career and preparing to send her daughter off to college. Instead, she gives up a job she loves to stay home and care for her grandson while her teenage daughter finishes high school. That would be […]
“The good news is that anything is possible in the realm of productivity if you are clear about the path or goal you are choosing, and committed to discovering and doing what it takes to get you there.” Sage Cohen says that productivity is a lifestyle choice and by the time you finish this book […]
“….but it is in a scene that you capture the hearts and imaginations of your readers.” This book falls under a classic category and is a wonderful companion to Make a Scene, by Jordan E. Rosenfeld, from the review a few months ago. Especially as writers come away from November marathon writing and are ready […]
Have you ever wished you could take a copy of that workshop you just listened to on developing powerful scenes, and the article you read a few months back on great characterization, and take the one chapter out of the book on writing that really explained POV, then put them all together into your own […]
The October issue of Guideposts magazine (pictured here) includes an article that I helped a dear friend write. I’m so excited! Because the story is ghostwritten, my name is not on it, but I could care less. Not only did I love helping Lindy and her husband, Jim get their miraculous story out there, but […]