Stained Glass Windows Have a Story to Tell  

Stained glass windows have a story to tell of creation, the fall, and redemption and restoration, and so do we. … More Stained Glass Windows Have a Story to Tell  

Solving the Story Maze: 4 Compass Points for Planning Your Novel

When you begin planning your novel, there are a million details you could consider. At the start of every idea lies an endless labyrinth of possibilities, of different directions your could take your plot. Some writers prefer to figure out as much of their labyrinth as they possibly can before they even think to put … More Solving the Story Maze: 4 Compass Points for Planning Your Novel

Stories Grow from Key Elements by Guest Blogger, Dawn Stephens

Stories grow from key elements: Setting, character, inciting incident, rising action, climax, surprise, conclusion. … More Stories Grow from Key Elements by Guest Blogger, Dawn Stephens

How to Get $1.49’s Worth of Writing Advice

Jean Fritz. If you know her work, you’ll be smiling at the mere mention of her name. Her humor has wooed and wowed millions of kids into learning American history. I want to be her when (if) I grow up. See that book below? You can get it for $1.49—what are you waiting for? Didn’t … More How to Get $1.49’s Worth of Writing Advice

When Do I Need to Hire a Fiction Writing Coach?

The short answer is NOW! The long answer is NOW! A writing coach may seem expensive, but the experience will be less expensive than hiring an editor to fix it (and who won’t coach you along the way). You also may pay the price of not seeing your book get picked up by a publisher. … More When Do I Need to Hire a Fiction Writing Coach?

Writing Devotions: It’s More Than Just a Message

Writing devotions for children has an exciting caveat: we get to write lots of fun stuff to go along with the key message as well.