Category Archives: Writing Lessons

Today I Choose to Get in the Game


After two years of posting articles on a regular basis (2 to 3 times week, every week), I stopped.          I didn’t stop writing. At least, not entirely.           But I stopped posting.           I checked the date of my … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Attending a Writers Conference


When I attended the American Christian Fiction Writers Conferencein Dallas, I came with the hope of meeting the keynote speaker Michael Hyatt face to face. Who is Michael Hyatt? Ah, I see you’re not a writer. Click on his name … Continue reading

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Oh, God, I Am Lost and So Alone


My prayer at 3:00 in the morning was a simple one. “Oh, God, I am lost and so alone.” Why such depths of despair? One simple word—disappointment! Asaph wrote, “… I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of … Continue reading

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The Royalty Check Is In the Mail … or Not!


Birthing a book isn’t easy. Like human conception, it has its moments of pleasure. But then the work and the worry arrive. “Award-winning author and good friend Susan May Warren motivated me first through shock therapy. She perused my literary … Continue reading

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I Bet You Stop the Story Too Soon


Easter (which I prefer to call Resurrection Day but I won’t lose sleep over it if you don’t) is an epic story. God comes to earth in human form (i.e. Jesus), talks about a coming kingdom, heals folks, blesses children … Continue reading

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Are You A Part of This Story?


“Tuesday was a fine California day, full of sunshine and promise, until Harry Lyon had to shoot someone at lunch.”—Dean Koontz, Dragon Tears When it comes to my all-time favorite first lines, this one stands atop my list. Right from … Continue reading

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What Does the Bible Say About Wearing Red Shirts?


In fiction you have main heroes, rounded characters, and flat ones. An example of a flat character is the Star Trek guy in a red shirt. You know the one. Recon party goes to Planet X to investigate some mysterious … Continue reading

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