3 Tactics for Distraction-Free Writing

‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.’ Matthew 6:34 (NRSV) It’s so easy to get distracted. We know this. And it’s also easy to blame the distractions for not writing or not fulfilling our daily word count or writing work. Doc Hensley,…

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How To Not Let Failure Defeat You at Writing

‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Phil. 4:13 If you are writing because you believe God has put that desire in you for a reason, will you still get rejections? Of course! Is this horrible? Aggravating? Discouraging? It can be, but… Failure is part of becoming a better writer…if you learn…

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Writing Is Work, So Is Being A Plumber

Does my plumber wonder if he was called to plumbing? Does he agonize over whether or not he should be doing it? When my washing machine breaks down, I don’t wonder whether or not he was called, I just want him to make it go again. How Writers Are Like Plumbers A plumber gets training,…

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One Way To Know If You’re A Writer

Is writing a calling? How do you know if you have it? I have studied the craft of writing for several years now and have a few published pieces and one book. Yet I reached a crisis. Why was I doing this? Working so hard? Studying so much? Writing words that no one saw? I…

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