Suffer Strong: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Suffer Strong: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover   I reviewed Katherine and Jay Wolf’s first book, Hope Heals, a few months ago and have been looking forward to reading the sequel, Suffer Strong (Zondervan, 2020). Suffer Strong is different from its predecessor but nonetheless relevant and inspiring for today. Katherine Wolf suffered a massive…

Bullet Journaling: Organizing Your Writing Life in the New Year

Bullet Journal: Decorative Stickers

Are you looking forward to a New Year with no mistake (to paraphrase Anne of Green Gables)? Have you been searching for another way to keep track of all your writerly progress? Enter THE BULLET JOURNAL!! It's a unique method for organizing your life - no matter what your profession. I have been using the bullet…

One Writer’s Path by Guest Blogger, Theresa Parker Pierce

Has anyone ever spoken over you and it felt prophetic? After talking through my writing path, someone said to me, “See, you are a writer.” It was a game-changer. In college, I wrote for the campus newspaper. As Teacher of the Year, I wrote articles for the system newsletter. Throughout my career in education, I…

Don’t Retreat, Advance!

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…

Writing Resources: The Business Of Being A Writer

Business of Being a writer

"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…

LAUNCH: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

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…

Naming Your Character: Nicknames by Brenda Covert

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…

Writing from the Overflow of the Heart

overflow of the heart

"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…