Showing Christmas Using the Five Senses

by Ava Pennington

Show don’t tell. We hear it all the time. Don’t tell the reader, show the reader. Draw readers into your story. Make it easy for them to feel as if they are in the middle of whatever you’re writing. Prompted by a recent series of blog posts on the Hartline Literary Agency website,  I’ve been […]

Hopes and Fears

The Christmas season is filled with hope…and for many of us, with fears, too. One Christmas hymn in particular speaks to my writer’s hopes and fears. “O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the […]