Interview with Writer Rachel Dodge

As always, it can be so inspiring to hear the writing journey of others – what they write, why, and where they’re headed next. Let’s jump in. First, a bit about Rachel Dodge. Writer Rachel Dodge Rachel Dodge is an English instructor, writer, and speaker who loves to tell stories that bring God glory. She…

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Interview With Writer Shauna Pilgreen

Dear writers, We can all learn from each other and how we write. Everyone has a different story. Here’s the next one… A glimpse of today’s writer: Raised in a ministry home in the rural parts of south Georgia, Shauna Pilgreen now finds herself immersed daily in the reality of doing life in a global…

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Nonfiction for Writers in Creative Home Learning by Robin Phillips

Nonfiction Gleanings for Writers: Culture Care and Beauty

If you need some light reading this week, this book should probably not top your list. However, if you want to think deeply about beauty and our relationship to culture as artists and writers, then you might take a look at my nonfiction book choice for writers this week: Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for…

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Kid's Book Treasures

Learn to Write By Reading: Book Treasures

The book I found this week is ⇒ The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary Grandpré. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2014. Can you imagine hearing colors around you, then realizing that colors only make sounds for you? Apparently, about 1 in 5,000 people…

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Interview With Writer Mandy Santos

Hello, fellow writers! Following is an interview I did with Mandy Santos, aspiring writer of nonfiction. She offers inspiration in writing (and living) from a place of honesty. A bit about Mandy: I grew up in the south, married a Brazilian, and we now live on the west coast in San Jose, CA. I’m passionate about…

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Check out the Picture Book Summit!

If You Want to Write a Picture Book

Want to write a picture book? Want to learn how while sitting in your favorite chair, a cat sprawled across your lap, and drinking hot cocoa? Picture Book Summit, October 7, 2017 Registration is now open for the Picture Book Summit put on by Children’s Book Insider, top monthly newsletter for children’s writers, Institute of…

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just breathe

6 Simple Ways to Get Writing Done

Just breathe. Who knew I’d have to practice breathing? My husband is a chaplain and is often telling me to take a deep breath, especially when I’ve bombarded him with all the reasons why my writing isn’t working or how lousy I feel or how I’ll never figure this out. He reminds me to breathe…

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Being There: Christians in the Arts

Steve Turner originally wanted to title his book Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts as Being There. He states: “I was calling them [Christians] not to a particular strategy and definitely not to a special subculture, but to simply “be there” where it counts and create something different and challenging by staying faithful…

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Have a Mind to Work Nehemiah 4:6

2 Ideas For Better Concentration in Creativity

First…Many or One? Do you concentrate better with several projects going at once? Or, do you have better concentration while working on one thing at a time and completing it before moving on to the next project? Neither manner is wrong nor is one better than the other. But, not knowing which works best for…

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Writers Blogging #3: Finding Your Audience

Cheerful reminder: Because I believe in the need for writers who work at their craft (and I love free stuff – especially books!) I am giving away a FREE copy of James Scott Bell’s book, The Mental Game of Writing. If you sign up in any opt-in on my site before midnight of May 31,…

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