Join Me On My Journey

Community is important for a writer. Writing is such an isolated task, that we can forget who we’re writing for. The reader. Building a connection can make a big difference to a writer. Trying to turn writing into a career also takes time and funds. I have the time now. Funds could be better. Funds […]

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It’s Alive!

It’s been one heck of a year! The craziness of the world aside, my daily life is finally calming down. The part of my job that has kept me from this blog, reading as much as I would like, and working on my novel at all, is done! I feel like I can finally breathe, […]

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Officially On Hiatus

You may have noticed that I haven’t made a post at all so far this year. There are a few reasons for that, but the main one is that my day job is keeping my extremely busy lately and will continue to do so for the next few months. So, the plans I have to […]

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One Word 365 (2020)

The purpose of One Word 365 is to put aside the usual New Year’s resolutions that we never seem to keep. Instead, you pick one word. Just one word that you want to spend the year focusing on and living out… whatever that may mean for you, personally. My One Word for 2020 is focus. […]

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A Slight Shift

Right off the bat, let me say that the focus of this blog is not changing. Being a writer, reader, and Christ follower is still what will drive the content here. But I will be making some changes. My personal and professional goals demand it. But I still want to provide content for you guys. […]

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The Long-Distance Race

“The Christian life is not a series of 100-yard sprints; it is like a cross-country race. It’s a long obedience in the same direction.” – Alistair Begg I realized long ago that I’m not a very patient person. I sometimes wonder if it has something to do with the era I’ve spent my teens and […]

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Sandra Byrd: Author Q&A

The first book I read by Sandra Byrd was Mist of Midnight, the first novel in her (incredible!) Daughters of Hampshire series. I was hooked. Now, she has a new series in the works. The first novel, Lady of a Thousand Treasures, will be released on October 9. Sandra was kind enough to answer a […]

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Interview & Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to participate in 3 Questions Wednesday over at Inspired Prompt. You can learn a little about me as I answer the following questions: Can you describe yourself in three words? Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and […]

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Outlining Your Novel by K. M. Weiland

  Outlining can seem like a daunting task. Especially to someone who has never used one when writing fiction. Memories of high school term papers come to mind, with mandatory outlines, complete with roman numerals, letters, and numbers. K. M. Weiland sets out to erase that picture and give a more accurate presentation of what […]

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The Bullet Journal: To Plan or to Track?

I’ve tried a lot of ways to get myself organized with my writing. Not just in terms of keeping track of ideas and notes, but in terms of making myself sit down and get things done. I was using a Monthly/Daily planner for a while, but I eventually fell away from keeping it up. I […]

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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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