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In All Things Give Thanks by Julie Arduini

When I write, anything from an email or a manuscript, I say a little prayer that God would give me the words. The other day I was responding to an email and I asked for words that would be just … Continue reading

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A Manifesto for Christian Writers

I have sometimes considered Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 to be “a manifesto for Christian writers.” Verses 9-11 (from the New International Version) describe what a writer should do: • “The Teacher [was] wise.” This is the first qualification of a writer. It … Continue reading

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Life’s Curveballs by Julie Arduini

Julie’s note: As only God can, as soon as this post first appeared at Inspy Romance, He threw a major curveball that I’m still working through. While I do, I thought I’d share this with you. *** When it comes … Continue reading

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Plotters and Pantsers

A Christian novelists group I belong to recently had a discussion about how to write a novel—which essentially boiled down to a debate between plotters and pantsers. Plotters outline the full book before starting to write. Pantsers write “by the … Continue reading

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As Many as it Takes by Julie Arduini

As I’ve shared before, during this time at home I’ve been using a Bible in a year reading plan with a new Bible. I’ve nearly worn out a new set of highlighters and have been floored by revelations that were … Continue reading

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Word of the Year Tizzy by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year! I’m one of those people who spends way too much time looking at memes and there were two that left me speechless. The one that said the 1990’s were 30 years ago. I get my son was … Continue reading

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Finding Our Calling

I have a young grandson who is having trouble deciding what he wants to be when he grows up. He keeps encountering new occupations and changing his mind. When he started school, he decided he wanted to be a principal. … Continue reading

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A Writing Vision

Years ago, God gave me Habakkuk 2:2 as my writing verse. Because I wanted to understand His message to me, I did some research into the meaning of the words in this verse. I’ve often found that the Hebrew words … Continue reading

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Make a Connection

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and … Continue reading

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How to Turn Dreams Into Reality

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions In April 1914, when C. S. Lewis was fifteen-and-a-half, he went with his father and brother to the Belfast home … Continue reading

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Put Off Procrastination Till Tomorrow

Opinion by Jim Denney In March 2007, our family went to a library event in Duarte, east of Pasadena, to hear Ray Bradbury speak. He shared his views on writing, science, and culture. He spoke about working with film director … Continue reading

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The Power of Fiction by Kristin Billerbeck

Yesterday, on a writers’ loop, we discussed the first “real” novel that we ever connected with while in our youth.  Something beyond Dr. Suess. It’s a great question and one that can tell you so much about a person.  What … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Learning by Nancy J. Farrier

I was a fairly young Christian with a thirst to learn more about the Bible. I attended a weekly Bible study, trying to understand and just listen, but I often had so many questions to ask. At one Bible study, … Continue reading

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Thankful to Blog by Julie Arduini

I can’t believe it’s November. I also can’t believe this is most likely the ELEVENTH year I’ve presented some form of a thankful series on my blog during this month. This year I’m taking it back to the beginning where … Continue reading

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Why I Read and Why I Write

Opinion by Jim Denney [An apology: I should have posted this piece early this morning instead of late this evening, but I’ve been on the road this past week and just arrived home. Next week, I hope to post on-time. … Continue reading

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