I can’t believe I almost forgot to post about it! If you’re looking for some extra writing support, this is it: writing camp through Camp NaNoWriMo! Have you heard about it? I’m trying it out for the first time this July. It’s an online deal, with or without cyber-cabinmates, to encourage you to write, write, write!
Monthly Archives: June 2016
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.
Today we have a guest post introducing Kelly Schumacher, illustrator, artist, and Lutheran to boot. I first heard her name as a presenter for the Good Shepherd Institute through Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, and then I saw a video on Facebook about her work with Grail Quest Books.
I’m pretty pleased with how much I’ve been writing. Admittedly, I’m not actually working on the projects I’d hoped to, but doesn’t that happen to all of us sometimes? Still, I’ve been working on an article on a new thought, which is nice. I like thinking through things from different angles, so I prefer to write about newer-to-me subjects, but I have too many thoughts! It is so hard for me to figure out what should stay in and what should be cut out!
With my kids, my use of the phrase “negative elements” covers many things: vulgar or coarse language, fighting, vanity, greed, childish wickedness, etc. They’re all eight and under so they have no clue just how negative elements can get. My oldest actually asked me to define it once, and I was unable to. We talk about negative elements, they see them on shows, but there are just elements I don’t want introduced unmitigated in their hearts, souls, and minds! Writing, however, is often all about negative elements!
I don’t know why some days are just harder days than others. Granted, we’ve been having basement issues lately, which complicates and frustrates things, and the kids can’t seem to beat a certain bug, but sometimes it is just plain harder for unknown reasons.
Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the Lutheran Reformation Hymn Competition has been announced, and the piece is well worth hearing. Below is a link complete with a video of the song sung. Congratulations, Rev. Dr. Wilfred L. Karsten, 2016 Reformation hymn winner!
I really don’t mean to encourage only LCMS Lutherans to publish only through Concordia Publishing House. Lutherans of the world, write! Publish wherever you please! In every language! In a wide variety of genres! Still, today’s post is for those of us interested in working with non-fiction, and how CPH may be a very viable option. Have you heard about the CPH Peer Review process?