Will You Join Me On My Journey?


A couple of months ago I shared that I entered a writing contest as part of my plan to treat writing as a career and look for opportunities to be published. I’m still waiting on the results of that contest, but I want to share some things on my writing journey as a whole. I […]

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A Chance at Publication


I just took a big step on my writing journey! I submitted an essay to The Writer magazine for a contest. Part of the prize will be publication in their magazine! Unfortunately, it may be a couple of months before the winner is announced, so I’ll have this on my mind until then. But I’ve […]

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Read Like a Writer


I’m a reader. When I read, I read for entertainment. I love the escape. But I’m also a writer. Writers need to study the craft. One way to do that is to read like a writer. To that end, I did some research into exactly how one reads like a writer. I discovered this handy little […]

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I Am a Writer: Mission Statement


I AM A WRITER My mission is to create fiction that will entertain readers while sharing the Gospel in some form. I have always admired writers, and have dabbled in creative writing since about age nine. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve written longer stories that have caused the urge to write and publish a novel […]

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Creation of Character


I’m ready to get to know my characters! If you’ve been around my blog long enough then you probably know that I think great characters can save a weak book. If I can latch on to a character, I’m more likely to follow through to the end. That’s why getting the characters right in my […]

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Finding the Groove


Finding my writing groove has been hard. I’m what’s known as a pantser. I write by the seat of my pants. No outline. That’s how I’ve always done it, and enjoy doing it. The thing is that I was writing for me and a few friends; little stories, usually around 20,000 words, sometimes much shorter. […]

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