Tag Archive | writers

What to Look for in an Editor

What to Look for in an Editor

All serious writers need editors. Even editors need other editors. I’m sure I’ll get all kinds of backlash from indies and experienced writers saying this isn’t so, but I respectfully disagree. Naturally, the more you learn to write and improve your writing craft, the less editing you need, but no one is completely objective about […]

Praying for Pavement 

Praying for Pavement 

We recently took this road. The trip was harrowing to say the least and a “never again” experience. The kids were antsy and a bit bored. My husband white knuckled it. I admit I thought it was fun but also kind of long. It was a 2-hour journey when 45 minutes would have been ideal. It’s a metaphor […]

Traveling With Tolkien Part Three

Traveling With Tolkien Part Three

“Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you’ve done since you left home.”

The Greatest of These

The Greatest of These

I spent last weekend at the annual Realm Makers conference, the writers’ conference dedicated to people of faith who write speculative fiction. Realm Makers was developed in many ways because us lovers of science fiction and fantasy felt as if we had no place in the Christian marketplace. We were in sort of a no-man’s-land […]

Almost Home

Almost Home

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Quotes to Inspire

Quotes to Inspire

This week I’ve been adding words to my manuscript. Sometimes the words flow fast and furious and sometimes they trickle out like a broken faucet that won’t shut off all the way. Occasionally I find myself needing a boost, something to push me toward my goal. Gulps down coffee. This week I thought I’d share […]

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 […]

This Week

This Week

I thought I’d give an update and then see how you guys were doing. Remember, It’s only Wednesday. We still have time to make some progress! This week I’ve been writing summaries of every chapter in my book on index cards and pinning them to my corkboard. I’ve been trying to get a better feel […]