Vocational Jumpstarts

Odds are good that you’ve experienced a writing drought. Maybe you’re in a slump. Or a funk. Maybe too many other things are just flooding your schedule, but today I thought we could address vocational jumpstarts and how that can help us jump back into writing, too.

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Brief Page Update

Sorry, guys. Monday was our first day of homeschooling and time got away from me, so I only have the briefest of posts:

Let’s celebrate that 2,745 people have visited my Living Lutheran Authors page! That’s amazing for how long it’s been up! Woo hoo for cultivating community and awareness for living Lutheran authors!

And, there have been 850 views on my Crafts and Crafted-for-Free: Free Resources page! Yay for church freebies and raising awareness of our Lutheran craftsmen and artists!

Here’s hoping both numbers grow exponentially and please do let me know if there are people to add or update. Thanks!

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Of Rhetoric and Redemption in La Rioja

This past May Dr. Jim Tallmon published his first novel: Of Rhetoric and Redemption in La RiojaIt’s historical fiction, but I almost want to call it more than that: maybe multidisciplinary fiction!

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Eclipse Bible Study

Temporary-but-timely* freebie now available: The Great American Eclipse Bible Study. From what I gather, people from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, created ConcordiaTheology.org as a forum for conversation between theological perspectives and to help cultivate “a vigorous life of the mind in service to the Gospel.”

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The Necessary Distinction

I got behind on finishing Pless’s Handling the Word of Truth since I set it down . . . somewhere . . . but a five star review is still coming from me for that reread. In the meantime, I found out about a new book set to come out from CPH titled The Necessary Distinction: A Continuing Conversation on Law and Gospel

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5 Tips

Below is a link to “5 Tips for Writing a Likeable “Righteous” Character.” What would 5 tips for writing a realistic character look like for us as Lutherans?

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Too Many Goals

Some quick encouragement to help us focus from the talented author/hymnist/editor Lisa Clark:

If you love to write, write. Don’t worry about all the details that can bring about an abrupt halt to your creativity. But as you write, continue to ask yourself your motivation behind your work. If for personal enjoyment, great. Write things you personally enjoy. If for your family, great. Keep that audience in mind. One of the biggest mistakes writers make is confusing their writing by adding too many different goals each time they sit down to create.

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Cary Schwarz

I know there are “big name” Lutherans. I’m not aiming to touch them or that topic here. Instead, I’m gunna bring up an awesomely cool (to me) Lutheran (!): Cary Schwarz.

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Mental Health

Mental health. Everyone has it. Somehow that message from Deac. Heidi Goehmann struck me as really chock-full of perspective! And, yes, while it’s a message for everyone, I think it’s a message specifically for writers, too.

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Amazon Affiliates

Maybe it’s because I’m home with my young children, but I often think in terms of “becoming a responsible adult.” So, after reading a blog post about the need for bloggers to make proper disclosure, I though, “Shoot! Become a responsible adult!” I tweaked my website a bit and hopefully now I’m better up to snuff. Anyway, Amazon Affiliates. I do it. It’s free. It’s awesome. If you put yourself out there promoting your books, especially if you have your own website, there’s no reason not to do it.

 

 

 

 

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