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

Writing Encouragement: A Prayer for My Fellow Writers

A prayer of encouragement for my fellow Christian writers. … More Writing Encouragement: A Prayer for My Fellow Writers

5 Ways to Practice Good Literary Citizenship

What does is mean for a writer to practice good literary citizenship and why is it important? … More 5 Ways to Practice Good Literary Citizenship

6 Easy Steps to Vacationing As a Writer

Master vacationing as a writer with these 6 easy steps. … More 6 Easy Steps to Vacationing As a Writer

Websites for YA Writers

Compiled by Jean Matthew Hall If you would like to read up on writing for young adults before our September 18, 2021 Master Class with Tessa Emily Hall here are a few helpful website. Some contain quick tips. Some go into much more depth. They are handy resources for you to refer to again and … More Websites for YA Writers

Storytime: 3 Reasons Reading Aloud is Good for Adults, too

We all know that reading aloud is good for kids, but what about adults? Can reading aloud be good for them, too? … More Storytime: 3 Reasons Reading Aloud is Good for Adults, too

Writing Resources: The 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 … More Writing Resources: The Business Of Being A Writer

Give Thanks for this Writing Season!

  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!

Writing from the 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 … More Writing from the Overflow of the Heart

Have You Found Your Writer’s Voice? by Jarm Del Boccio

On one of my blog posts, where I shared a “Flash Fiction” piece, a commenter had mentioned that I had “a voice”.  I can’t tell you how thrilled I was with that revelation! I kept saying to myself, over and over: “I have a voice!  I have a voice!” as if I had received the … More Have You Found Your Writer’s Voice? by Jarm Del Boccio