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Step Eight in our Journey

As Mary Alford said in this past Tuesday’s post, readers find book series very appealing because they want to know what happens next to the characters they’ve come to love. With that in mind, we authors often plan ahead and … Continue reading

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How Barbara Bush Inspired Me by Julie Arduini

It was a shock, even though she was 92, to read that First Lady Barbara Bush was ill and refusing further treatment. Feisty to the very end, she passed away calling the shots for her last days—to be home surrounded … Continue reading

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The Never Ending Story – The Series

Have you ever reached the end of a great book and thought, “No! That can’t be it. I’m not ready for it to end…” I think most of us have had that type of reaction to a book that drew … Continue reading

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Welcome Guest Author Nancy Mehl

Welcome, Nancy. We’re happy to have you here with us today. Can you tell us a little about how you started your writing career?  I actually started writing as a kid. My first book was DANNY GOES TO THE CIRCUS. … Continue reading

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De-Stressing

By Marilyn Turk Last year was a very difficult year for me. A troubling family situation consumed my mind, therefore focus on other things was a challenge. 2018 was also the first year of the Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat … Continue reading

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The Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion by Judy Miller

During a visit to St. Louis several years ago, one of the unexpected delights was a visit to the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. This was an unplanned sightseeing tour that came about when I spotted a pamphlet in the hotel. It didn’t … Continue reading

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This or That Interview by Margaret Daley

This or That Interview by Margaret Daley #1. Coffee or Tea?
I love tea. I drink it every day. I’ve never liked coffee although I love the scent of it brewing #2. Print or E-reader? I finally got a Kindle last … Continue reading

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THE THREE C’S OF WRITING

CRAFT, CREATIVITY, and COMMITMENT I read about a young man who emailed his seminary professor asking for a good reason why so many trite and meaningless rules in the Bible were of any importance. A week later, he emailed the … Continue reading

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Step Seven on our Journey by Louise M. Gouge

Thank you for sticking with me on this journey. Today, I’m posting an opinion piece titled: Ahab’s Bride Versus Ahab’s Wife When a writer completes a novel and begins the arduous task of finding a publisher, or better still, finding … Continue reading

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Keeping Easter In Our Hearts All Year Long…

As I write this, my family celebrated Easter yesterday and it was a wonderful day, filled with remembering what sacrifice was made for us so that we can have eternal life. Normally, we have a party for the grandkids, but … Continue reading

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All About the “Like” by Julie Arduini

My husband jokes that I am the definition of the marriage book we highly recommend, Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti by Bill and Pam Farrel. Where men compartmentalize, women tend to start talking on one topic, switch … Continue reading

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When is a Writers’ Conference a Retreat?

By Marilyn Turk Two years ago, I believe God called me to direct a small Christian Writers Conference for our geographic area, the Florida panhandle and lower Alabama. He led me to the location where it should be held, a … Continue reading

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Step Six in our Journey

I hope you’ve been enjoying our journey to show how I developed my character of Moby Dick’s Captain Ahab’s “young girl-wife.” Here’s the next installment. To best show Hannah’s conflicts, I chose a limited omniscience, third person point of view. … Continue reading

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Some Things New

It’s always exciting to have a new book out. Even more fun when you have two new books out in one month. This month, I’m excited to announce the release of two men Christian romantic suspense novellas. Love’s Deadly Secrets, … Continue reading

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Introducing Guest Author Dani Pettrey

Welcome, Dani. Thank you so much for joining us today. How did you get started writing: I have always loved daydreaming and making up stories. I dabbled with creative writing growing up, but set it aside. A good number of years … Continue reading

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