Tag Archive | The New Authors Fellowship



I know it when I see it. But I must admit I’m not sure I’ve discovered mine. Maybe a writer takes a while to recognize their own voice? Either way, it’s the most elusive skill/trait that I’ve come across in my own development. Which leads me to an article by David Farland.  You can read […]

Downtown in the Dumps

Downtown in the Dumps

Today was not the best day for me. Oh, nothing went wrong per se. In fact, some would say I had a great day. And yet I could tell early on that I was headed for the emotional locale known as “The Dumps”. If you’re someone (like me) who has struggled with depression in the […]

Nano Nano

Nano Nano

Okay, this post has nothing to do with Mork and Mindy. But his greeting always comes to my mind with I think of NaNoWriMo. I remember making my first writing friends at the ACFW Conference two years ago. One of the things they often asked me was if I was doing Nano that year. Being […]

Let’s Give ‘Em Something To Marvel At

Marvel. 1. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder. 2. Strong surprise; astonishment. v. mar·veled     To become filled with wonder or astonishment. The scene is set in the following scripture. Imagine the clamor and boisterous nature of the crowds around Jesus as He went from town to town. Luke 7:1-9 1 Now when He concluded all His sayings in […]

Christians: Show Not Tell

Yesterday my buddy, my brother Tim Ward-yes, another Tim asked a question: Does your hero’s faith determine your market? A great question for a writer of any genre. Some comments were made about and it seems that  “Christian” books are marked with a big X on the spine to give away it’s Christianness. Christianess? I […]

Who Said You Were A Writer?

Writer. Wikipedia says this: The word is almost synonymous with author.Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images, whether fiction, non-fiction or creative nonfiction. A writer may compose in many different forms including poetry, prose, or music. Accordingly, a writer may rank as a poet, novelist, copywriter, composer, lyricist, playwright, mythographer, […]

Sometimes the help you need is right in front of you.

What’s gonna work? Teamwork!  *Anyone who has kids knows exactly where that is from. I’m writing on a Thursday. Yes indeed. …and whenever I write a post, anywhere, I take note of the length of it. I’m sure we all do. We have to. To long and we risk losing the reader. To short and […]

Freedom Is The Right Of All Sentient Beings

Who said that? Of course, it was none other than the venerable leader of the Autobots and holder of the Matrix itself, Optimus Prime. He was a wise bot if I ever knew one. *puts away his nerd flag. Freedom. What is freedom? Freedom as defined by Merriam-Webster is 1 : the quality or state […]