Category Archives: Writing Tips

Daily Rituals

Ok. I’m not claiming that the author is a Lutheran, but I heard about a neat little book that might interest you writers (and artists, musicians, etc) out there: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work.

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In a Review

What do I, as an author, want to read in a review? I am happy to tell you and, as always, to encourage you to leave reviews at Amazon, GoodReads, CPH, etc!

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Beta Readers

Ever wonder about how to choose initial readers? I have! So here is the article “How to Choose the Best Beta Readers for Your Book (and avoid the worst)” to help shape your thinking on the subject.

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Small Project

I’m confused by the blogging business. I keep hearing the advice, “Build your audience by giving away books! Just write something up!” But, do I want to be a blogger or a writer? A writer. I want to be a writer and encourage you on the side (no offense). But, just maybe, I’ve had an idea that can do both: encourage you and be a small project I could write to give away.

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6 Thoughtful Ways to Gift Your Writing

An article to save for later: 6 Thoughtful Ways to Gift Your Writing

6 Thoughtful Ways to Gift Your Writing

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30 Days

Blessed Reformation Day! Happy 500 years! Happy Hallow’s Eve, depending on when you’re reading this! 🙂 And, happy almost NaNoWriMo! (Shudder) After going from one busy, here is another busy to temporarily consider. Ha! Anyway, below is an interesting and thoughtful alternative to a frenzied 30 days approach: “How to Write a Novel in 30 Days.”

I do also want to say that–largely over the weekend–I may have received enough info and anecdotes for two weeks of blog posts! Woo hoo for me! 😀 And, hopefully that means “Meet, Write, and Salutary” can be especially enjoyable as we transition into colder weather.

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Passion plus Thought

I’m going to park this article here so I can periodically reread it. I recommend you do the same. 🙂 The thesis is “Writing equals passion plus thought,” and I think that is a breath of fresh air compared to much of the pressure we writers may put on ourselves.

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My Why

A sentiment/scenario was sent in and it really resonates with me: “I’ve forgotten my why. I can’t seem to grab hold of it for more than a few minutes and then it slips away.”

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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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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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