Why Do You Do What You Do?

People often ask me why I write. I keep hearing that this is the worst possible time to enter the world of publishing. Book sales are at an all-time low, despite the fact that by some estimates, more than two million books are published annually worldwide. I also keep hearing that if you write because […]

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Do You Ever Feel Like a Comma?

The following story is fictitious. At least most of it is… I closed the lid to my laptop, putting it to sleep for the night. Sleep is what I needed, too, but I doubted I would get much. I pushed my chair away from the desk at the head of my bed, turned off the […]

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Is Writing the Impossible Mission?

Have you noticed how it seems everywhere you look today you are reminded of how few days remain¬†in 2014? As one year begins to end and our hearts start to turn toward setting new goals for 2015, we ponder and list and dream. Mixed in with the dreams, however, are less appealing realities. Changing markets, […]

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How to Deal with Rejection

Rejection stings, right? None of us likes to hear no from the agent or publisher we’d hoped would want our work. But “into every life, a little rain must fall”–and into every writer’s life, a little rejection (maybe a lot!). So when that happens, how do we respond? Recently an author on Facebook posted that […]

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Are You a Christian Writer?

How is a Christian writer different from other writers? A Christian plumber different from other plumbers? A Christian salesperson different from other salespeople? Are you a Christian writer, a writer who writes for the Christian market, a Christian who writes for the Christian market, or a Christian who writes for the secular market? Think about […]

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