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Spiritual Gifts and Writing

By Marilyn Turk Recently, I began a study on spiritual gifts. The Bible has four chapters that address these gifts—Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4 and 1 Peter 4. The gifts are divided into Motivational, Ministry and Manifestation. Although … Continue reading

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What Makes a Hero? By Margaret Daley

Obsessed is my second book in my Everyday Heroes Series. I finished a 10 book about strong women, so I decided to showcase what makes a hero. What do you think makes a hero? I would love your input into the … Continue reading

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Are You Still Writing?–Lyn Cote

Are You Still Writing?–Lyn Cote This is a question I get fairly often from people I don’t know very well. I say, “Yes, that’s my job.” Then people ask, “How many books have you written?” And they act surprised when … Continue reading

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Paint Your Wagon, or, the Attack of the Earworm by Louise M. Gouge

A Review I love the old musicals, especially those by the gifted composers and lyricists Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Camelot). When their musical Paint Your Wagon appeared in my television lineup the other night, … Continue reading

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The Prodigal’s Brother by Julie Arduini

Since I finished reading Esther Fleece’s No More Faking Fine, I’ve really been intentional about the power of lament. I used to feel guilty for whining to God, or being real here, mad at Him. Now I realize He knows … Continue reading

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If You Look Close Enough…

  I’ll let you in on a little secret…most authors put pieces of themselves into our characters. Whether it be the hero or heroine, if you look close enough, you can see little pieces of the author in their personalities and … Continue reading

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Mentor or Mentee?

By Marilyn Turk For the past year, I’ve wanted a writing mentor, someone who would advise me and help me on my writing journey. Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one … Continue reading

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My Journey with God As I’ve Developed As a Christian Writer by Margaret Daley

My Journey with God As I’ve Developed As a Christian Writer By Margaret Daley In the past few years my faith has deepened. Actually it has grown quite a bit through the years I’ve written for the Christian market. God … Continue reading

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Writing is like Tennis?

By Marilyn Turk Last weekend I watched a professional tennis tournament. As a social tennis player, I was amazed at the difference between how the professionals play and how I play I’m sure that most of the spectators shared the … Continue reading

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The case for historical fiction

As a fiction author, I understand that sometimes professional historians have little use for historical novels because they think these books often have no basis in truth. But if the author has done her job, fictional stories can surreptitiously teach … Continue reading

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Tall Grass by Julie Arduini

We live in a development on a no outlet street cul-de-sac. It’s private, safe, and we love it. One thing that sometimes throws me off track is a neighbor. A retiree, that lawn might be mowed once, twice, yes, even … Continue reading

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Happy National Paperclip Day!

Today is National Paperclip Day! I know, if you are like me you’re thinking, really? There really is a day for everything, isn’t there. But did you know… Paperclips are not just for holding papers together. There are many other things that … Continue reading

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Do You Have Lemon Juice on Your Face?

by Jim Denney Many aspiring writers assume that, because they’ve done a lot of reading, they know how to write. This is almost never true. Writing is a craft that must the mastered through intensive study and practice. The problem … Continue reading

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A Visit to Adaland

I’m taking you on another one of my ‘history tours’ that I enjoyed while I was in West Virginia doing research for my Refined by Love series and Chapel Car Bride. For many years I’d heard my sister mention the … Continue reading

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Welcome guest author Christy Barritt

Welcome, Christy. We’re happy to have you here with us today. Can you tell us a little about how you started your writing career?  For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. The desire started … Continue reading

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