7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations

7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations Honestly, antagonists drive me nuts. They are, perhaps rather poetically, the great nemeses of my writing life. I still struggle with them, for all the reasons mentioned above, in every book I write. In fact, I’ve come to realize that much of the reason I’ve been blocked for … More 7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts Rick Renner For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established. — Romans 1:11 The apostle Paul deeply yearned to meet the believers in Rome because he believed that if he could spend time with them or perhaps if he … More Spiritual Gifts

How to Climb and Conquer The 5 Levels of Leadership

How to Climb and Conquer The 5 Levels of Leadership By John C. Maxwell | A business executive. A softball coach. A classroom teacher. A volunteer coordinator. A parent. Whether you’re one of these things or all of these things, one thing remains true: You are a leader. But where are you on your leadership journey, and where … More How to Climb and Conquer The 5 Levels of Leadership

The 3 Acts of a Writer’s Life–Or How Your Age Affects Your Writing

  J by K.M. WEILAND The 3 Acts of a Writer’s Life–Or How Your Age Affects Your Writing   I’ve been writing consistently since I was twelve, which means I’ve now been writing for the (amazingly long very short?) period of twenty-two years. In that time, almost as much about my writing has changed as has … More The 3 Acts of a Writer’s Life–Or How Your Age Affects Your Writing

Prove All Things

Prove All Things Rick Renner Prove all things…. — 1 Thessalonians 5:21 I once bought a violin that I was sure was an authentic Stradivarius violin. Of course, if it was real, it was worth several million dollars. Before I purchased it, I studied documents about how to recognize a real Stradivarius compared to a … More Prove All Things

How to Tell a Joke Like Elon Musk

How to Tell a Joke Like Elon Musk By Michael Mooney | Elon Musk has established a reputation as someone unafraid to make controversial statements. Because he’s accomplished so much in the worlds of business and science—and because he’s frequently in front of cameras and microphones—plenty of people have studied his public statements, parsing for … More How to Tell a Joke Like Elon Musk