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I’m back!

the group photo

My website has been down for a few days–well, it’s been up, but I haven’t been able to do anything with it–but I’m happy to report that the angioplasty went well and since that date I’ve been to LA and back.  Plus, I’m out of the BOOT!  Got the doctor’s approval to go without it…

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Writing about Writing

Woman Thinking

For years, people in my classes at writers’ conferences have been asking me to write a book about writing.  It is something I’ve always intended to do, but I never seemed to have the time to sit down and plan out an entire book about writing–after all, there are SO MANY writing books on the…

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Do or die–deadline week

Woman Writing 2

This week is it for me–I’m supposed to be done with this Esther book by Friday, and I’m on track to finish on time–provided I stay on track, that is. And yet it’s a busy week–appointments here and there, a minor medical issue to deal with, a hair appointment, and my SPCA volunteer day–I hope…

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I love letters like these . . .

Grace in Autumn

Well, not a letter, exactly, but an email, which is what most writers get these days. A dear lady named Hester writes: I was reading the above book (Grace in Autumn) as an “easy” read. Only God had other ideas…..the strong priniciples of faith and trust in God worked on this old tired heart. Then…

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If you could only write one book . . .

castle sunset

A friend and I were once having an email discussion about Myers-Briggs and how some of us are wired or bent to feel more comfortable writing in certain genres and touching certain topics . . . And recently I met with some friends (Terri Blackstock, Frank Peretti, Bill Myers, Robin Lee Hatcher, Jim Bell, and…

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Writing Work Habits, by request

Praying at Computer

So you want to write? To borrow a phrase from a popular shoe company, just do it. But make sure you look at your life and set realistic goals first. Consider your family. I prayed so long and worked so long to have kids that I didn’t want to give up one minute with them until I…

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