How can a believer stand firm in their faith in the face of seemingly impossible circumstances? In this post, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve gleaned while studying the battle records of David’s mighty men, in particular, the exploits of Eleazar and Shammah. Now, when we believers read our Bibles, we are often faced … More Don’t Retreat, Advance!
“Too few [writers] are open to the possibility that the business side calls for as much imagination as the artistic process itself . . . An open attitude toward business can provide focus, discipline, and, sometimes most importantly, self-awareness about what you want and expect from your writing career.”–Jane Friedman, The Business of Being a … More Writing Resources: The Business Of Being A Writer
I do not read many fantasy novels, but when I heard about LAUNCH by Jason C. Joyner (Little Lamb Books, 2020), it appealed to me. LAUNCH follows the story of four teenagers, Sarah Jane, Lily, Demarcus, and Harry, as they experience the Launch Conference hosted by billionaire Simon Mazor and begin to discover their supernatural abilities. Each … More LAUNCH: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover
Being Thanksgiving Day, I want to show my gratitude for technology. If it weren’t for the Internet, Zoom, and our devices, we would be isolated indeed! Virtual Research Are you working on a manuscript, but finding it difficult to do the research you need, since many libraries and museums are closed or have limited … More Writer, Do You Have the Cabin Fever Blues?
“Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” Ps. 34:11 NKJV As a group of writers dedicated to sharing our faith with the next generation, do we effectively communicate thanksgiving and hope in difficult events as well as holidays? Why give thanks? The very first mentions of “thanksgiving” … More A Season of Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks in Troubled Times
Nicknames At 11 years of age, I wanted to be a Native American and live in a tepee. I thought of the perfect name too. “Mom,” I asked, “can you call me Li’l Sunflower?” Mom seemed both surprised and amused. “Why do you want me to call you Little Sunflower?” “Just because…” My voice trailed … More Naming Your Character: Nicknames by Brenda Covert
Looking for marketing ideas for your book(s)? Whether it’s a new release or a backlist title, here’s an idea to help market your book that fits perfectly in this month of thanksgiving. And no worries about learning a new skill. This is something we all learned in kindergarten . . . Almost as soon as … More Grateful Marketing: Saying Thank You
While you’re accumulating your list of blessings to share around the Thanksgiving table, don’t forget to include these features that make up your writing journey. You can find many reasons to be thankful for it this season. Be thankful for… A never-ending amount of writing resources. No matter what part of the process you’re … More Give Thanks for this Writing Season!
“The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.”–Luke 6:45 (BSB) Our words and actions reflect what fills our hearts. As Christian creatives, we … More Writing from the Overflow of the Heart
In a very old hymn, Be Thou My Vision, there is one line that I particularly love. “Be my best thought by day or by night.” In modern terms, what does this look like? Let your thoughts be about Jesus and He will keep you in perfect peace. Fixing our thoughts on Jesus can be … More My Best Thought