(Welcome back to my series on social media. You can find the introductory post here. I’ll be collecting questions throughout the series for a final Q & A post.) Back when I was a little kid and could memorize things easily, my dad began teaching us the catechism. I don’t remember how far we got, … More Social Media: Got Goals?
so·cial me·di·a noun noun: social media; plural noun: social medias websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. And today, I’m starting a weekly series all about it! But before we get started, let me tell you what it’s not going to be about. It won’t … More Social Media: An Introduction of Sorts
Artists aren’t mentioned often in the Bible, but the few times are pretty interesting. King David was a psalmist, instrument players and singers were designated for the temple, and the Proverbs 31 superlady made herself tapestry and fine linen. Even the beginning of Hebrews and the ending verses of John are written almost like poetry. … More Create for Him
Hello, fellow writers! Today is the day we announce the prizes and say goodbye. *sniffs and grins simultaneously* Go check out Rebekah’s announcement to see if you won and don’t forget to pick up the inspiration book! I’ve enjoyed partying with you all immensely. We’ve played a quote hunting game, asked questions of the authors, and … More WRITE!
The other night, I had myself pretty stressed out. Everything I needed to do, all the tiny, forgotten details, and the stacks of correspondence seemed to be closing in on me. Each second, I remembered two more things. Last Sunday’s sermon was on the parable of the Sower. (And I got to read the Mark … More Thorns
Guess what? I got to guest post twice this week! The first one is on Noble Novels, a place for people to publish short stories and get feedback from fellow authors. I’ve posted a few of my own stories on there, but this posting date I decided to share “Four Key Tips to Becoming a Better Writer/Author”. … More I Guest Posted (Twice)
““SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death … More Book Review: Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White
There’s this thing that authors aren’t supposed to do. A deadly thing. So deadly they put it in a foreign language. It’s called deus ex machina. It literally means “god from the machine” a term used for the part in Greek and Roman plays when a “god” would descend into the middle of the play … More The Director
I was thinking about the book of Ruth today. It’s one of my favorites in the Bible. Maybe because it has a female main character and gives a nice break from the violence and hopelessness of Judges. More probably because it is partly a love story… Boaz never apologizes first. Ruth doesn’t have a cute car (more … More Redeemer
Dialogue is crucial for character development and will ultimately make or break a story. Let’s talk about it! Vernacular! I jes ‘appen to love this wee bit o’ aprostrophying to ‘elp spice up yer dialogue and draw yer readers into tha setting, but the meaning soon gets drownded in translation if ya ken what I mean. Vernacular … More Let’s Talk About Dialogue