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EVERYTHING

“Help! I need ideas! What can I write about this week?!” This is a lament heard not infrequently at my house. I write a weekly newspaper article and guest blogs for various websites. I try to share something here at … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A VACATION

Over at her website this week, friend and sister-writer Emily M. Akin writes about how to transform vacation experiences into writing ideas: Taking a Vacation from Writing? Yesterday, I received a newsy email from my sister Alix. On the road … Continue reading

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GO RUN AROUND THE HOUSE!

When I was a girl, if I complained of being bored or if I was in a generally negative, complain-y mood, my dad’s standard treatment was to order me: “Go run around the house!” Now, I knew Daddy loved me, … Continue reading

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SHE MAKES ME SMILE :)

I asked my youngest to create a Spotify playlist for me. I love dancing and cleaning house and cooking dinner to HER tunes, and I am so thankful she introduced me to Ed Sheeran, Mickey Guyton, and Old Dominion, but … Continue reading

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A FAVORITE LIFE HACK

* Writing tip: Draw inspiration for your writing from real-life events. * Today, for lack of more exciting inspiration, I want to share one of my favorite life hacks: I LOVE cheap over-the-door shoe hangers with clear plastic pockets. Last … Continue reading

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NO GREATER JOY!

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:4 (English Standard Version) I love writing. A day when I put a couple thousand words on the page (screen) is … Continue reading

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FITNESS FOR WRITERS

I described in an earlier post how, following the pros’ advice to have a designated space set aside especially for writing, I created a nifty writing spot in the now-clean boys’ room upstairs. (All my “boys” are men and have … Continue reading

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QUERY WRITING: JUST DO IT

“Query.” The word even sounds like an upset stomach. Preparing and submitting queries is probably my least favorite thing to do related to writing. Alas, queries are in inescapable part of the writing life! Because “I’d rather not,” I’ve constructed … Continue reading

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CAN’T DO SOMETHING BIG? DO SOMETHING SMALL!

Today is a wash for me as far as writing goes…doesn’t look like I’m going to make it upstairs to tackle my 3-hours-or-1,000-words-a-day goal. I told my daughter this morning, “I am a constipated writer.” All these words inside my … Continue reading

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IN THIS MOMENT

I spent time getting better acquainted with a new friend last week. Something she said really stuck with me: “In this season of life, I am endeavoring to rest in and to truly appreciate each moment that God gives me.” … Continue reading

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