It's satisfying to reach a goal, like when I showed sample pages of my manuscript to my dream editor - and he asked to see more. Or when my publisher offered me a devotional contract. It was also rewarding to pose with dozens of other finalists for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, though I … Continue reading The Best Reason to Rejoice – Luke 10:17-20
What should I do if someone disagrees with the path I’ve chosen? I know what God wants me to do: Love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, strength, and love my neighbor as myself. One way I express this love is in my writing. Love is his command, writing is my … Continue reading Stay the Course, Telling the Heart of the Story – 1 Kings 13:15-32
I'm enjoying some good news I received this month. If you follow me on social media or receive newsletters from Oregon Christian Writers, you probably heard I'm a finalist in the Cascade Contest. The winner will be announced at the summer conference on August 22. My entry, currently titled Memoir of a Living Doll, traces the … Continue reading I’m a Finalist!
When do you think the word cool became so "cool"? Ever wonder how long popular expressions have been used? In a 1930s-era movie I heard an actress use the word swell to express her agreement with another's plan. I think it was Follow the Fleet with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. As I remember, the line was … Continue reading Writing Tip – Finding the Right Words
It's all about you. That may sound strange, but it's true. As we come to the end of January I'm altering my blog a bit, all because of you. At an Oregon Christian Writers conference a few years ago I attended a workshop led by magazine editor Ginger Kolbaba. She taught on writing articles for publication, and … Continue reading I Write for You – John 21:14-19