Does the wisdom of the Lord inspire you to write and stir a desire to share your insights? It does me! Whether you do personal journaling or want to share your legacy of faith, writing your experiences and stories can be both exhilarating and frustrating. Be encouraged! It is a process worth pursuing even if only one person is moved closer to the heart of God. I too am on a writing journey and traveling together is so much better. Will you join me?
FEBRUARY 18, 2019
Block Buster #1: Know your reason for writing
No doubt, you have heard people say it’s important to know your “why” for writing. Likely they mean determining whether you are writing for personal expression or writing for market trends. In this Writer’s Block Buster, I’m suggesting that our “why” goes deeper than we think. I’m talking about searching your heart to understand what inspires you to write, because knowing this will likely keep you motivated…Writer’s Block Buster #1
FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Get Your Momentum Going and Flowing!
Have you got your writing momentum flowing? Are you consistent in your writing habits? What keeps you at it? There are so many good writers out there and likely, if you’re reading this, you are one of them. You’ve probably realized that writers don’t become authors by intending to write a book, or announcing they are going to write a book—it takes diligence. If you are a blog writer, all your followers know when you are MIA. How would describe your progress as a writer? If you’re like me, you might need some help. Read on…
OCTOBER 29, 2018
Not even Christmas—the power of nature
Sounds of generators and chainsaws filled the air the morning after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida panhandle. In the hours awaiting the storm, I thought to myself: “Not even Christmas—only the weather—can close the stores and clear the streets and have everyone hunkered down with family.
What events cause you to slow down and take stock of what’s important? Read on…
SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
Harnessing time to do what you love
Judging by the number of times I’ve heard people say, “I don’t have enough time,” it sounds like there is a universal shortage of it. We have the talents and skills to make many things, but we can’t make more time. So, the real question is: “How do we use the time we have in the most fulfilling way?” Read on…
AUGUST 28, 2018
Why do you write?
The other day my grown daughter commented, “Mom, you are always writing for someone else, why don’t you write for your family?” She proceeded to remind me about some children’s books I had started years ago when she was growing up. Since then, her words keep ringing in my ears. It got me questioning, “Why am I writing?” How about you? Why do you write? Who do you want to read your words? Read on…
AUGUST 20, 2018
Writing With Perspective
My best time of day is early morning as the sun is rising. The air is damp, the birds are beginning to sing, and the clouds have pink edges. Everything is renewed, and I have an optimistic perspective for the day. Today, as usual, I’m having coffee on the patio and contemplating God’s Word when movement among the heather bushes beneath the bottle brush tree attracts my attention. A rabbit!
Cute right? Not!
My husband coos, “We have a new pet.”
I complain, “He will probably eat our flowers.”
Interesting. We each spoke from our personal perspective. Same scene, same bunny, but different responses. It suggests something about our personalities. Maybe, maybe not, but it makes the story more interesting. In writing, your perspective can reveal something of your story or nature or just where you are standing that day. It can powerfully charge your message and challenge your reader to see things differently. Read on…
AUGUST 5, 2018
Your web presence, does it reflect who you really are?
How does someone learn about your professional services? Authors, service providers, and small business owners know they need a platform to promote their offerings to the public. Most often this is done through internet presence and social media. But does your profile and your brand reflect who you really are? I recently contemplated this very thought in seeking to establish a platform for myself as a writer. Read on…