Category Archives: Writing Tools

Why I love Writing Proposals

You don’t have to care, but here are some reasons why I love writing proposals.

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Lutheran Workshop Review

Today we have a guest post from Pam Springer. It’s a Lutheran workshop review about her experience with the Lutheran writing workshop, Faith and Writing, held at Concordia Seminary. Thanks again Pam for letting us in on a little that happens! Maybe next year more of us can attend!

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Looking for Inspiration to Write?

Posts don’t get simpler than this: a link to save when you want tips to get inspired to write.

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Coffee with Cinnamon

My husband came back from a distant meeting one day and kept talking about the coffee there. Odd. Especially because he isn’t a fancy coffee drinker—neither of us are. Still, I emailed a friend to find out the secret and it’s simply to make your coffee with cinnamon.

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Dictionaries

A friendly kindly sent me a few books for my homeschooled students and me. I thought I’d share them with you, in case these dictionaries tickle your fancy as much as they do mine. They are The Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary and Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms, Phrases, Sayings & Expressions.

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Things have Changed

Things have changed. We all know what, whether we celebrate or decry it. For those of us happy to look for the humorous side of things, I’ve rediscovered a book in my library I’d like to suggest.

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Amazon Author Central

I like Amazon like I like google. In fact, I might be slightly more likely to do a quick search on Amazon. So when there is a book or author I like, I turn to Amazon. (Ok, or to Facebook if I might have a connection.) Anyway, Amazon seems really good to writers, so I thought we could explore Amazon Author Central today.

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Genre Focus

The articles I’ve read discourage telling an agent you are interested in different types of writing lest it give the impression of being a dabbler rather than a focused writer. At the same time, I’ll certainly admit I hope to write in different genres! Still, I noticed something about myself that both made me laugh and further convinced me I have more genre focus than I might otherwise care to admit. Continue reading

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Indexers and Indexes: What Does this Mean?

Today we have a guest post from professional indexer Kelly Rottmann, who happens to be one of the first Lutheran indexers to grace the page of living, Lutheran Authors as a writing resource. Please enjoy her article, Indexers and Indexes: What does this Mean?

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Writing Education

Part of my writing struggles comes from my writing education. I was taught free writing. Look at a blank page and start writing on anything at all. Then, follow your thoughts however long it takes to write a certain length of time or page.

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