Tag Archive | success

My Journey to Success

No, this is not a post about a successful person explaining how they achieved success whether it be a multi-million dollar career or a post of great power. I’m talking about the journey to success, which is highly personal. The getting there. Expectations One of the many things I’ve learned professionally that applies directly to writing is […]

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

“All I wanted to be when I was a boy was a dad,” said no man ever. When they’re probed deeper, many men will open up to how much they desire a wife, to be a dad, etc., but it’s not the first response they typically give. “I all I ever wanted to be was […]

How to be a Successful Writer

How to be a Successful Writer

How to be a Successful Writer: Write every day Write at least 2000 words a day It doesn’t matter how much you write, as long as you’re doing something Keep a notebook on hand to jot down ideas whenever the muse strikes Don’t wait for the muse—write anyway Read at least 200 books per year […]

The Nature of Grace

The Nature of Grace

My wife and I sold our home of fifteen years in October. The last seven months of house hunting has been interesting to say the least. We  found a beautiful home for a reasonable price in December and planned to close in March. As friends and family saw pictures of the home, we heard a […]

Rejoice and weep for writers

Rejoice and weep for writers

Guest blogger: Morgan L. Busse God reminded me of the verse that talks about rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep. He reminded me that I’m not an island. When I look past my life (and consequently, my own writing), I can experience His work in the lives of others. So […]

Preparing for Success

Preparing for Success

For those of you who missed my little story over the last two weeks, I’m registered for my first writers’ conference. And like Fontine in Les Miserables I’ve sold my hair to finance it. For her it was a beloved child. For me it’s to help the writer in my and my creations. I’ve already […]

Dreams Reborn

Dreams Reborn

Guest Blogger: J.L. Mbewe Hope is such a beautiful dream that dies such a hideous death.” — The Dragon, in Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl Dreams. What are those? Some of us have them; some of us have lost them. I’d like to tell you a story of a little boy growing up in Africa […]