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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

One thing that comes up a lot in the writing circles I travel in is the feeling of displacement, and the feeling of not belonging in other groups. Christians who write speculative are out of the Christian Writer clique, and sometimes out of the Christian clique. People at church sometimes don’t understand why or how […]

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

At one point during Realm Makers, I sat with a fellow extrovert and we started counting. Of the 180 attendees, the count was 11 by the end of the conference, the count soared to 13. By this proportion, NAF is teeming with writerly extroverts. Brittany Valentine is another in this count. Even among us extroverts, our […]

Important People

Important People

Happy Labor Day! Did you know that Labor Day was originally started as a way to acknowledge the “social and economic achievements of American workers.” (Dept. of Labor) So, I thought we’d acknowledge some of the achievements of our current writers here at NAF! Ren Black: This year, Ren welcomed another baby. Yay! While she […]

Is All of It Worth the Prize?

Is All of It Worth the Prize?

This last year has been a crash-course in small publishing in the CBA for me. The last 6 months has really had me contemplating how I will go forward in my writing career. The last 3 months has had me become ever more convinced that I have been spinning my wheels an awful lot. Granted, […]

Up, Up…but Not Away

Today is August 30th. Which means that next Tuesday—my regularly scheduled “Featured Author” day here at NAF—is September 6th. In case you didn’t know, September 6th falls after September 1st. And September 1st is the day my novel, Finding Angel, officially releases. Which means… I won’t be posting in my regularly scheduled “Featured Author” spot […]

Massive Books Ahead!

I find it interesting as I talk with various writers of fiction – published and unpublished – that opinions vary as to just how many words should go into a novel of any kind. And I’ve found that a lot of it seems to depend on opinions based on whether or not you’re a first […]

Success is…

…not what I expected. I suppose right now you’re saying to yourself, “Chicky, what makes you think you are a success in this biz?” First, I told you, only Diane is allowed to call me Chicky. Second, I’m surrounded by it. Look up at the top of this web page. See those names alongside mine? […]