Category Archives: Writer’s Life

Christian Fiction

I meant to post this ages ago: Publisher’s Weekly wrote a piece titled, “Christian Fiction Keeps its Allure.”

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Writing about Sleep

Does it sound dumb that I kind of want to try my hand writing about sleep? It wouldn’t exactly be about sleep. I actually think it’d be an interesting angle to see just how applicable biblical theology is.

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So You Want to Be A Writer

This is a good time to be reminded about Katie Schuermann, who has two great releases out this month! So, today we have a helpful guest post from her titled, “So You Want to Be A Writer?”

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Summer Reading List

I have some randomly interesting books lined up to read this summer so I thought I’d share. It’s a partial list, and it’s not guaranteed I’ll actually get through it, but maybe it can help you with a summer reading list, too. Especially if you like random finds and random topics. 🙂

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An artist when I grow up

My five year old came up to me recently with a big declaration: “I want to be an artist when I grow up!”

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curriculum vitae

Howdy. Do you know about curricula vitae/curriculum vitae/CV? We could describe it as an academic’s resume. It’s an overview of a person’s education, writing, presentations, etc. There are samples online if you’d like to write one.

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Big Dreams

I’m still taking a blogging break for Holy Week, but if I can share something to this blog’s Facebook page, surely I can share it here, too. Right? So this one is for all of us mommy writers who sometimes struggle with our big dreams.

Big dreams, small businesses, and motherhood

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That Which I Ought

That which I ought to write, that I do not write. That which I ought to read, that I do not read. Will pleasure reading always be a pull away from project-related reading? Is this a lifelong condition or one I will grow out of?

If you are stalling out mid-project, this post is for you.

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Devotions for New Mothers

Writing is a funny business. It can be so intense, yet involve so much waiting! Imagine my delight, then, when I received an image of the approved cover for a project that only recently passed doctrinal review! Yay!

LWML asked me to write Dear Mother: Devotions for New Mothers, and it looks like its making steady progress, entirely out of my hands.

Out of my hands: just the way I like it!

Ok, some times.

I’ll tell you more when it becomes available, but basically it’s a short, pocket devotional with little letters offering some Titus 2 comfort. The kind of thing you can pick up from an LWML gift table and share with new mothers in your congregation or other circles.

Happy writing, happy waiting, and happy waiting some more! And, I wish you those happy moments when you realize projects are making progress even out of sight.

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Art Therapy

Along the lines of yesterday: I don’t know too much about art therapy, but today I’m linking to an article by Vanessa Rasanen in which creativity helps her keep, and seek, balance. I thought writers would be able to relate and appreciate the perspective!

I may not be able to craft visual arts, but I do think beauty is tremendously underrated. May God’s gifts in beauty be therapeutic to us all.

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