Category Archives: Writing Insights

ALONG THE PATHWAYS OF LIFE: FORGIVEN FAILURES

Have you ever failed at being the witness for Christ that you long to be? You know, getting caught off-guard, blindsided….how does it make you feel when you get that nagging notion that you let Jesus down…that you ‘crashed and … Continue reading

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WRITING WHAT WE LOVE

I have always loved to read, and I have always loved music. I have also, for as long as I can remember, been completely mesmerized by the stars in the night sky, often wondering if there were any other civilizations … Continue reading

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TWISTING TRUTH…still

One of my favorite tools to use in storytelling is incorporating elements of truth or history into the storyline. That being said, have you ever noticed that a half-truth is more convincing than a blatant lie? Any fictitious story that … Continue reading

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CREATING A NEW WORLD

So, you’re writing a story or a novel, or maybe even a screenplay, and you need a real location. Here’s a hint; If you’re looking for a real location…. Make it as real as possible! You definitely would not write … Continue reading

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On Giving Life

How do we write a life into existance? How do we give breath and movement to words on a paper? For starters….we have to write. For me that is just about the hardest thing to do…just getting started!!! Now, I … Continue reading

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TRUSTING GOD TO WRITE RIGHT

Okay, so I live in the Midwest…not exactly the ‘Bible Belt’ but a fairly Biblical ‘middle-of-the-road’ region of the United States. I work five and sometimes six-day work weeks and spend my Sunday mornings worshipping the God of the Bible. … Continue reading

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Watching Writers Writhe in Rage…or…Writing Right or Wrong

I love to camp and I love to write. I must admit that I have never tried to do both at once. Also note; I have never taken a writing class. So……………………….. Can you imagine my confusion when I first … Continue reading

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WAR IS HELL…so, when did we forget that (and what else have we forgotten)?

This episode came from 1961 and I was two years old when it hit the screen. I’m not sure how long the series lasted, but I rediscovered it this past weekend on a cable channel. The series? COMBAT! It was … Continue reading

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What’cha Lookin’ For?

To write a novel, to create a story, a place and time, people and characters…it’s a lot of fun! One of the most exhilarating experiences of my life was the day that my first proofs of HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing…The Final Frontier

We dream. We write. We weigh our options and then choose a path. For some, it is the pathway of self-publishing. We’re reaching for the stars… preferably the five stars of book ratings. Our dream is in our hands as … Continue reading

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