The Prayer of Jabez for Writers

Do you remember reading about the prayer of Jabez? Have you considered how it might apply to writers? … More The Prayer of Jabez for Writers

Which Came First…the Chicken or the Egg?

If you’re in the children’s book industry long enough, you’ll find out there are two schools of thought. Some editors, authors, and agents believe the chicken came first. Others argue it was the egg.

The Sky So Heavy: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Book review of The Sky So Heavy by Kathryn Dover … More The Sky So Heavy: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Setting Your Reading Goals for 2022

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” ― William Faulkner As writers, … More Setting Your Reading Goals for 2022

Great Writing Isn’t Born—It’s Built Sentence by Sentence with Self-Editing

While I was self-editing my first children’s novel in 1989 (gasp, yes, I hung out with Methuselah et al.), I consulted a great little book called Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to edit yourself into print. The wise authors, David King and Renni Browne, helped me look professional in many areas including dialogue and proportion … More Great Writing Isn’t Born—It’s Built Sentence by Sentence with Self-Editing

Year-End Reflections: Quieting Our Souls for The New Year

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the perfect time for reflections. Here are a few journaling prompts to help you reflect and quiet your spirit for the coming year. … More Year-End Reflections: Quieting Our Souls for The New Year

Bedtime With Mommy: Book Review by Sally Matheny

Book review of Bedtime with Mommy. … More Bedtime With Mommy: Book Review by Sally Matheny

The Right Amount to Write

All around the internet, at writer’s conferences, and in any gathering of literary minded folks, you’ll find writers of all genre and for all ages asking this question: “Is it important to write every day?” As this year comes to a close and a new year is dawning on our horizon, this is also a … More The Right Amount to Write