Are You Growing as a Writer? (Here’s the Only Way to Tell) Do you want to grow as a writer? I know you do, simply because you are a writer. I know because you are here reading this post, either because you subscribe to this blog and others like it as a way to mainline writing knowledge … More Are You Growing as a Writer?
And he had in his right hand seven stars… The seven stars are the angels [messengers] of the seven churches…— Revelation 1:16,20 Did you know that Jesus symbolically likened pastors to “stars?” That’s right — that’s what the Bible tells us in Revelation 1:16 and 20. Why did Christ liken pastors to “stars,” and what does this … More Similarity between pastors and stars
How to Better Cope With the Uncertainty of Today’s World By Tony Jeary | Q: This year has been incredibly unpredictable, and I’m having trouble looking ahead without feeling overwhelmed. How can I better cope with the uncertainty of today’s world? A: Already 2020 has ushered in more change than many of us have experienced in our lifetimes. We’ve … More How to Better Cope With the Uncertainty of Today’s World
7 Misconceptions About Being a Writer KM Weiland Like any good story, the writing life is a tale of deceptive depth. At first glance, it offers up a shiny, artsy, fun cover. Become a Writer! its title beckons, and its first chapters lure us in by fulfilling all these initial promises. But the deeper we get, … More 7 Misconceptions About Being a Writer
Staying In a Place of Faith Rick Renner But without faith it is impossible to please him… — Hebrews 11:6 I am so glad Denise and I chose to obey God when He called our family to move from a comfortable life in the United States into the unknown challenges of ministering in the former … More Staying In a Place of Faith
3 Ways Female Leaders Can Get Ahead By Stefanie O’Connell | Women comprise 50.8 percent of the U.S. population. They earn the majority of undergraduate and master’s degrees. They hold 52 percent of all management and professional level jobs. But when it comes to representation in leadership positions, women lag substantially behind men. In the … More 3 Ways Female Leaders Can Get Ahead
Critique: 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes That Grip Readers K.M.Weiland Scene structure asks for a one-two punch pairing of action and reaction—or as Dwight V. Swain named them in what has come to be considered “classic” scene structure, scene and sequel. The need to write sequel scenes, the reaction half of the equation, is … More Critique: 4 Ways to Write Sequel Scenes That Grip Readers
Do the First Works! Rick Renner Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works… — Revelation 2:5 It’s not enough just to say “you’re sorry.” That is not genuine repentance. Real repentance, as described on March 18 and 19, describes an inward change that results in outward change. Real, … More Do the First Works!
The Complete Guide to Money: How to Create the Wealth You’ve Been Seeking Your Whole Life By Michael Pietrzak | “Hey, I want to make $10,000 over the Labor Day weekend.” It was my business partner calling with an idea for a new online writing course. He laid out his plan and my first thought … More The Complete Guide to Money: How to Create the Wealth You’ve Been Seeking Your Whole Life
5 Exercises for Honing Your Story Instincts K.M. Weiland How strong are your story instincts? This abstract and sometimes elusive concept rests at the very bottom of a writer’s toolkit. Your story instincts determine how successful your storytelling is, and whether you are able to offer readers the all-important “it” factor. Your story instincts are … More 5 Exercises for Honing Your Story Instinctseiland