Category Archives: Writer’s Life

Soup Day

I don’t know about you, but this church worker family is still laying pretty low. Sure, we’re back to t-ball and softball, classes, etc., but half the kids want to sleep all day and I daresay the adults would do some dozing, too, if they could. So today’s post is a bit on today’s soup day.

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Garden

Yesterday we planted our garden. Not all the plants, of course. 🙂 Or even most of the plants, but the sugar snaps are in! Sweet peas & snow peas!

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Opposites

Ned and I just returned from a great district church workers’ conference. It has me thinking of many posts to write, and I was fortunate to be able to help with the CPH table, so I got to browse through lots of great books! Woo hoo! Meanwhile, for now I want to ask you about opposites.

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Reading a Good Book

Ladies and gentlemen, today’s post will be short and sweet. I’ve just really been struck by how reading a good book can linger. 🙂 I thought I’d point that out as something we can aspire to and give thanks for.

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I don’t wanna

Sometimes good thoughts keep coming to my head. I sit down at my computer and . . . the words just don’t come. I want to write an entire book at that one sitting, but . . . on the other hand, I don’t wanna.

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Test Drive

I get ideas then I try to give them a test drive. I see how much I can write about it.

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Turtles

There are so many weird hangups in a writer’s life. Am I wrong? For instance, I keep stalling on my poetry project because I keep writing poetry. And, since I’m self-publishing, who’s to say when I should cut myself off?! Even weirder, my latest writing dilemma has to do with turtles.

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Enjoyable

Enjoyable. We want what we write to be enjoyable, so what, exactly, does that mean?

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Creativity Runs Low

It’s a real blow to me that I lost a slip of paper. I’d charted out my blog week and wrote three themes for poetry. And, isn’t it easy to just sink into a loss sometimes? It’s a piece of paper. It’s probably sitting at church in the Bible study room where I wrote it. But it’s given me the blahs. What do you do when your creativity runs low?

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Write Well

Still reflecting from yesterday, perhaps something is good if it is a gift from God used wisely. I tend to think that sin is a twisting of something good: man is not in essence sin, even though sin has twisted up his every aspect. Are you with me? So, those who are gifted as writers, whether they believe or not, do something good when they write and write well. God’s gift is producing fruit much as a physical tree.

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