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!
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
Here we are with the Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference 2017 only a week away. This conference is the biggest event of my writing year, so let me attempt to explain why. The down side Conferences are expensive. They're time-consuming. Being in a room full of strangers is taxing. I may not measure up, my work will be … Continue reading Why I Attend Writers Conferences – Hebrews 10:23-25
I was perched near the top of a tall building, under the Tower of Babel sign, trying to address the crowd. The problem was, only a few of my listeners understood what I was saying. The rest were raising a ruckus trying to find someone who spoke their language, making it impossible for anyone to hear me. My nightmare turned … Continue reading How to Know if You are a Writer – Matthew 7:24-29
Wrapped up and tied with a bow, today I finished the first draft of my historical romance set in 1945 as WWII is ending and a returning soldier abruptly plants a kiss on the first girl he meets. She is seriously not impressed, but I'm hoping to impress, without kissing, of course, one of the editors, … Continue reading Packing my Bags – Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference 2013