Category Archives: the writing life

The Writer’s Prayer

In 2011, I attended the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference and I remember picking up Debby Giusti’s “The Writer’s Prayer.” The beginning says, “Lord, inspire me to write stories that touch reader’s hearts.” It wasn’t until a few years later she had … Continue reading

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When Life and Fiction Collide

I was in a hurry. Shortly before a meal I’d intentionally planned to be simple, I received new and crucial information that turned my easy preparations into a grease-splattering mess. The food: Nachos, an easy, widely enjoyed finger food that … Continue reading

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Stories that Ask for More by Eileen Rife

  Have you ever asked yourself why you read? Maybe you love a good mystery simply for the delicious spine-tingling suspense, or a horror story for the sheer terror the villain evokes. Perhaps you enjoy a love story that makes … Continue reading

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Sherlock, Shakespeare and Saxons

I am a word nerd. I love words. I love grammar. I love etymology. I love vocabulary. I know the difference between nauseous and nauseated, fewer and less, affect and effect. I know when to use who and whom. I cringe … Continue reading

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Story Trumps Style

~Guest Post By Eva Marie Everson Every writer knows that there are a few books gracing the bookstore shelves out there called “style books.” I fear that is a misnomer. Perhaps they should be called “rule books.” A period goes … Continue reading

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I wanted it so badly I could taste it. I had studied the guidelines, examined the reader profile, and scanned back issues. I was ready. Setting fingers to keyboard, I delved into writing an article for a well-known Christian magazine. … Continue reading

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Something Out of Nothing

Genesis 1:1—In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. God put His “Seal of Approval” on creativity from the start. He brought forth the earth and seas and sky and everything above, below and in between…out of “thin … Continue reading

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