Timothy C. Ward

Scene Rewrites and More NFL Spoilers

Scene Rewrites and More NFL Spoilers

I’ve got another short post this week. I’m a little deflated after my NFL team’s score was spoiled for the second week in a row. The work day was profitable, getting over a thousand words written on my novel. I’ve noticed a strange habit, and I’m not so sure what I feel about it, but […]

Living with 1% a Day

Living with 1% a Day

I’ve written posts about editing my novel after C.L. Dyck’s substantive edit, from “Kickbox Editing” to “Gameday Editing” and “Learning to Write Dialogue that Shows.” I received my novel back September 14 and in 73 days, I’ve progressed 34% (but also added 20k words to make it 92k words currently). Despite the new words, it’s […]

Learning to Write Dialogue that Shows

I’m coming up for air from editing to say hi and get some advice. I am working through my debut novel’s substantive edits and am experiencing another growth struggle. I knew during the last draft that I didn’t feel as strongly about my main character as I should, and my editor’s notes about showing not […]

Refreshing My Hebrew Study

Refreshing My Hebrew Study

This “adding to your virtue knowledge” plan from 2nd Peter has really been effective in producing joy in all areas of my life, praise God. As I go through my study Bible notes in conjunction with my Old Testament devotions, I’m reminded by my love of Biblical Hebrew and have set forth an ambitious plan […]

Coffin Hop Interview with Greg Mitchell of The Coming Evil Trilogy

Coffin Hop Interview with Greg Mitchell of The Coming Evil Trilogy

Welcome to interview seven of my week long series as part of the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour. I have a few podcast and a few written interviews organized over at timothycward.com. Today, we welcome Greg Mitchell, author of The Coming Evil Trilogy. He is also an author in the upcoming Monsters! anthology put out […]

Benefits of Realigned Priorities

Benefits of Realigned Priorities

Last week’s post was a tough one, but I’m excited to share good news this week. I have stuck to my plan of reading the Bible more, and am really glad. Reading through Genesis impressed the notion of priorities to God and my wife and the result has been more peace and patience. As long […]

If these qualities are yours and increasing… you will never fail.

If these qualities are yours and increasing… you will never fail.

1st and 2nd Peter are two of my favorite books in the Bible, both for the numerous passages meant to encourage those in the darkness, but also because of strong apologetic defenses in areas like biblical inspiration and the security of one’s salvation. My pastor has been preaching through the first chapter of 2nd Peter […]

Octofinisho: Early NaNoWriMo Advice

Octofinisho: Early NaNoWriMo Advice

I’m four years removed from my first NaNoWriMo. For those who are unaware what this term means, it refers to National Novel Writing Month, a world wide competition that supports and motivates people to write 50,000 words in a month. For some, this is a great program. Prior to my first experience (and “victory”) with […]