Category Archives: Kristen Heitzmann

Evil Spellcheck by Kristen Heitzmann

Recently I read an article about people incorrectly pluralizing names. The gist of it was that people are using apostrophes when they want to talk about the Watsons. When this editor explains that it’s wrong to write Watson’s to indicate … Continue reading

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Gratitude by Kristen Heitzmann

There were these ten lepers who cried out to Jesus for mercy. It hurts to imagine people being eaten away by such a horrible disease. We can see them hollering for the kind of mercy a renowned healer could give. Jesus said, … Continue reading

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Permission to Breathe by Kristen Heitzmann

It seems there’s always so much to do. For me: writing, research, reading, listening, watching, praying, anything that inspires the creative process. Then there’s networking and social media, keeping up with Facebook friends, Twitter contacts, etc. I appreciate, enjoy, and … Continue reading

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Against Fear and Worry by Kristen Heitzmann

  How easy is it to be overwhelmed by the challenges we face, to have our hopes unmet and our fears realized? We all have things we feel called to, yet not all bear the fruit we expected and desired. … Continue reading

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Song and Story by Kristen Heitzmann

A while back, I threw out to my Facebook friends that I needed a certain type of song for a scene in my story. The response was amazing. (Huge bonus: checking out all the artists I haven’t heard and remembering goodies … Continue reading

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And Every Gain Divine by Kristen Heitzmann

Over Independence Day, I posted a less known verse from “America the Beautiful” because it resonated when we sang the song in church. Since then the words have continued to work in me, so I thought we could discuss it … Continue reading

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Expectation by Kristen Heitzmann

I recently had reason to consider the role of expectation in life. It’s not something I typically ponder like grace or faith or wisdom or creativity. But I had a chance to see it in a new way, and thought … Continue reading

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Cover Creatin’ by Kristen Heitzmann

So much of a writer’s life is putting words together, making story happen. It’s not news how much I love that. But as an artist, I have to say I’m falling in love with cover design. Can’t claim to be … Continue reading

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Of Art and Lucre by Kristen Heitzmann

A few weeks ago I finished writing the second book in my Told You Series. It’s always exhilarating to bring the crescendo to a final resonating note. The arc is complete, the suspense resolved, a satisfying denouement for the characters … Continue reading

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Spellbinding by Kristen Heitzmann

I’ve recently been captivated by a (general market) Regency period mystery series. I might have purchased the first on Audible and finally got around to listening. Almost at once, I realized this is quality writing, the time period language, the rich … Continue reading

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Manly Readers by Kristen Heitzmann

#ManlyBookClubNames Brewskies & Books, followed by manly yoga, aka broga.   I admit I laughed hard at this example from a recent trending Twitter hashtag #manlybookclubnames. It was spurred by a New York Times article http://nyti.ms/1rvsEeC about men’s book clubs. One … Continue reading

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Called to be Light by Kristen Heitzmann

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone … Continue reading

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What Resonates? by Kristen Heitzmann

I love reflecting on things that people say well enough that others remember and repeat it, in other words: quotes. A quote about one thing can often be extrapolated to a broader theme. For instance Nora Roberts says “The only … Continue reading

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WE ARE SAMARIA by Kristen Heitzmann

We all know the know the story of the woman at the well. Jesus is traveling and meets this Samaritan woman who has come to draw water in the noon heat when all the other women, who might have insulted … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IN LIFE by Kristen Heitzmann

I’ve been having discussions and including discussions about the power and purpose of art in my novels, so when I came across this documentary about a Victorian artist, Lilias Trotter, who chose to eschew fame for obscurity in order to … Continue reading

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