The Experience of a Lifetime! (Your $400.00 Blackfriday gift is waiting…)

The Experience of a Lifetime! Rick Renner He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. — Matthew 10:39 When our family first arrived in the former USSR, we disembarked the airplane to find Soviet soldiers standing all around the landing strip with machine … More The Experience of a Lifetime! (Your $400.00 Blackfriday gift is waiting…)

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 43: Too Many Exclamation Points!( Your $400.00 Blackfriday gift is waiting…)

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 43: Too Many Exclamation Points! Exclamation points! Woohoo! Yeehaw! Is there any punctuation mark that could possibly be more fun for writers to use? (Okay, so there isthe interrobang, but that’s still kinda the same difference.) Exclamation points are there to help us express our big emotions: excitement, joy, anger, passion. Naturally, we … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 43: Too Many Exclamation Points!( Your $400.00 Blackfriday gift is waiting…)

The Priviledge and the Responsibility of Ministry

The Priviledge and the Responsibility of Ministry Rick Renner But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children. — 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Today we are going to continue looking at what Paul wrote about his ministry to the church in Thessalonica. Paul was greatly moved by his love for this particular … More The Priviledge and the Responsibility of Ministry

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 42: When Your Story Stakes Aren’t High Enough

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 42: When Your Story Stakes Aren’t High Enough There are two different ways you can blow your story stakes–and both of them have the ability to ruin your book. Before we dig into the pitfalls, let’s take a moment to consider just what story stakes are. What Are Story Stakes? Your character’s stake … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 42: When Your Story Stakes Aren’t High Enough

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 41: Inferring Non-POV Characters’ Thoughts

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 41: Inferring Non-POV Characters’ Thoughts These, days, writers have to be clever. There are so many guidelines we need to observe in order to make our plots, characters, and narratives as vibrant and powerful as possible. As this series on most common writing mistakes attests, there are so many things … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 41: Inferring Non-POV Characters’ Thoughts