Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 53: No Contractions in Dialogue

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 53: No Contractions in Dialogue What’s the worst writing mistake an author can make? It’s a broad one: doing something you think makes you look sophisticated and clever, when really… it doesn’t. A common manifestation of this is a conscientious avoidance of contractions in dialogue and narrative. I’ll admit I … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 53: No Contractions in Dialogue

How Many Apostles Are Named in the New Testament?

ow Many Apostles Are Named in the New Testament? Rick Renner And He Himself gave some to be apostles…. — Ephesians 4:11 NKJV Today we continue our study of the word “apostle.” By the time of the New Testament, the word apostolos was already an old word with quite a lengthy history. It carried many … More How Many Apostles Are Named in the New Testament?

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 52: Stagnant Story Conflict

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 52: Stagnant Story Conflict What’s so hard about story conflict? You throw your protagonist and your antagonist onto the page–insta-conflict! Right? Actually, not so fast. Turns out creating a fascinating story world in which dwells a fascinating hero and an evil villain is not enough, in itself, to create integral and … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 52: Stagnant Story Conflict

5 Instagrammers Who Are Crushing the Personal Branding Game

5 Instagrammers Who Are Crushing the Personal Branding Game Mike Monroe Instagram is a visual playground for 800 million users and counting, according to stats compiled by Smart Insights. While part of the social network’s draw might be following celebrity accounts, there’s another benefit: The platform offers stellar examples of personal branding. I’m not talking … More 5 Instagrammers Who Are Crushing the Personal Branding Game

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 51: One-Dimensional Characters

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 51: One-Dimensional Characters The most magical moment in writing is when you sit down with a new batch of characters, turn them loose on the page, and… they come to life. They spring up from that flat, white expanse of page, and they’re real. They’re dimensional. They’re organic. They’re compelling and … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 51: One-Dimensional Characters