5 Bible Verses for Writers
Need some encouragement on your writing road? Here are 5 Bible verses for writers:
1. Jeremiah 30:2
“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.’”
and Revelation 21:5
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are... [Read more of this review]
Dropbox…a writer’s lifesaver
Super G is back in the wonderland that is Oklahoma, but we’ve still got a little time to ravage her blog while she recovers from a severe overdose of trans fats. By the way…who knew you could get a good bottle of chardonnay at White Castle? Only in New Yawk.
Today, my minions, I’m going to introduce you to the wonderment that is Dropbox.... [Read more of this review]
Seizing Your God-Given Writing Potential
Sometimes I fear that my personal lack of discipline will ruin my kids’ futures. I look at them and see these bundles, packed with potential to an unfathomable degree. They overflow with it! The horizon stretches in sunset hues while God works His wonders in and through their lives, employing each gift He has given them.
And then I look at me.
While... [Read more of this review]
Dogs in Fiction:The “Woof” Perspective
Guest Post By Becky Jacoby
The ASPCA claims that 5-7 million dogs inhabit the USA. Considering how that number might have been ascertained, I would bet it did not include strays or dogs in shelters. I would love to see all dogs in good homes, wouldn’t you?
Not only do I love dogs, but a Lab-Border Collie mix (Lehigh) and a Boxer-mix (Abigail), two... [Read more of this review]
Interrupted by Vacation: Long Island, New York Edition
It’s been years since I’ve been to New York.
Years since I walked the streets where I grew up, ate the BEST food in the world, and hung out with the craziest, funnest, and most loving people on earth! My family!
No kids. No husband… And I’m having the time of my life!
I thought I’d do more writing, but that’s okay.... [Read more of this review]
Ten Best Titles for your Writer’s Blog
Okay, it’s day seven of Super G’s exile in NYC. I was able to log in to the blog today, so I’m guessing she is a) without internet access, b) desperate for bloggers (and partners), or c) still trying to figure out her subway connections.
At this point, having succesfully hooked you into reading this here blog post, I must admit that... [Read more of this review]
4 Reasons Writers Should NOT to Use Pinterest
In the last year, I’ve probably seen no less than a half dozen articles by smart, well-respected bloggers explaining why you should be on Pinterest and how to use it to drive web traffic. It’s also a big hit with my ladies’ groups at church. How many times have you heard or even said yourself, “I saw the cutest thing on Pinterest…”?
I could... [Read more of this review]
10 Uses for your Writing Tomato
Put Tomato in your header
It’s day 2 of my WI takeover. I was hoping for hostages, but they all told me they had to use the restroom and I haven’t seen them since. However, in a half-hearted attempt to follow Super G’s instructions, I will post about tomatoes.
I’m glad you asked. According to Super G’s “web... [Read more of this review]
Writing Tools Review- How Scrivener Changed My Writing Life
While Super G is off galavanting through New York, doing writerly things and hobnobbing with the big muckety mucks on Avenue of the Americas, she has given me the keys to WI. It is always satisfying when my relentless charm and Charlie Brown good looks lure yet another female into trusting me with her career.
So, we have two weeks to talk about whatever... [Read more of this review]
How Not to Waste Your Writing Time
If you‘re a busy writer with other thing on your agenda, then it’s important not to waste your writing time. Here are 3 simple ways to help you be more productive when you write.
Go with the Flow
I’m not talking about the words that should flow from your fingers. I’m talking about the crazy life we lead as interrupted writers.... [Read more of this review]
When Dreams Die and You Want to Quit
I’ve said it before, my writing journey has NEVER gone as I’ve planned. Neither has my life, but that’s another slew of posts for another time. I wonder if any of our plans turn out exactly as we want. I’m sure there’s some blessed soul where the universe works in her favor, but for the majority of us, I don’t think... [Read more of this review]
How Do You Schedule the Unscheduled Days of Summer?
End of school always labeled freedom. I can’t help but remember those elementary days and how we all dashed out of the school building on the last day. Some of the kids ripped their papers out of their notebooks, letting the wind carry the testimony of the hours of work away.
I was never one to litter, but I did the dash! Perfect blue sky promising... [Read more of this review]
Unless the Lord Builds Your Writing House
Photo by Dean Terry
There have been some great posts recently about the difficulty of this writing journey we’re on together. If you haven’t read The Lonely Writer and When You Feel Like You’ve Been Left Behind, you should go do that now. Both of those posts really resonated with me because it seems like the disappointments on this road far outnumber... [Read more of this review]
Finding Mommy Bliss
Guest post by amazing mommy friend GennyHeikka
Life is busy and motherhood is busier. It can be easy to function on auto-pilot, missing the moments that make parenting rich. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated too.
If you’re a mom, you know that parenting can be chaotic, stressful, and complicated. There are temper tantrums and sibling... [Read more of this review]
The Write Attitude
Earlier this week I talked about your writer’s attitude over at my Real-Writer’s Blog. I won’t copy that and paste it here, since it’s lazy (and the web crawlers don’t like it), but I’ll continue my thoughts.
A successful writer becomes a success long before the first book contract is signed. Success happens when... [Read more of this review]
Creating Quirky Characters
I started novel-writing when chick-lit was “the thing.” It’s not “the thing” anymore, but I miss those quirky characters. Bridget Jones in granny panties. The Finland-loving Rebecca Bloomwood. And, of course, Kristin Billerbeck’s Ashley Stockingdale.
Why? Because I relate to them. I’m not angst-ridden like Bella Swan or strong and silent... [Read more of this review]
A Writer’s Roller Coaster Life: Are You Ready to Ride?
Being a writer is like strapping yourself into a straight jacket and then jumping on a Rockin’ Roller Coaster. Once strapped in, you can’t get off and you have to trust that the operator will bring you safely to the end. In the meantime, you’re helpless, torn between the terror and the excitement as you’re body’s knocked... [Read more of this review]
The Power in a Photograph to Tell a Story
Guest Post by Jeff Satterly
It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think that saying a picture is “worth” any amount of words isn’t exactly true. Both images and written text have value for conveying information and providing insight and understanding into something, but some pictures, and photographs in particular,... [Read more of this review]
Why You Can’t Live on the Mountaintop
By Geoffrey Kuchera | Dreamstime Stock Photos
Mountaintops are beautiful. It’s there you feel free as if you have the world at your fingertips. You have a front row seat to God’s majestic sunrise and at night, an unobstructed view of the vast universe.
It’s a wonderful place to experience, but you can’t stay up there for... [Read more of this review]
Making Room for Thankfulness in the Midst of Privation
God has been nudging me about memorizing Scripture. I have embarrassingly little of His Word committed to memory, so I started with the verses I have tape-flagged in my Bible, ones I wanted to keep close anyway. I practice each verse for a few minutes a day, adding a new one when I have the last secured. Yesterday I started working on Isaiah 30:18-22.
Therefore... [Read more of this review]
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