• Encouragement
  • The Starving Christian Writer

    Ah, don’t you love stereotypes? I don’t know about you, but I have found that, more often than not, when I tell someone new that I’m a writer, their first reaction goes something like, “You must be famous! A best-seller!” Oh if they only knew…   But today I’m not actually thinking about the poverty […]

  • Mechanics
  • How to Never Lose Your Work

    If you’ve been writing for very long, you’ve likely experienced the horrific feeling of losing some or all of your book manuscript. I’d like to share some methods you can use to keep from ever losing part of your work again. 1. Make Multiple Copies Manually Save a copy on your computer, save another copy […]

  • Blog
  • The Little Books

    Asking an author for her word count is like asking a woman her weight. Just look at this list of story categories! Micro fiction–under one hundred words Flash Fiction–100 to 1,000 words Short short–1,000 to 2,000 words Short story– 2,000 to 7,500 words Novelette–7,500 to 15,000 words Novella–17,500 to 40,000 words Novel– over 40,000 words […]

  • Encouragement
  • Praying for Authors

    When I was younger, I remember looking up to the authors that I knew of. It really didn’t matter what genre they wrote, they were impressive.   Then, I became an author. I began talking with others authors. And I realized just how… well, human… authors are. Take any author, and you’ll find that they […]

  • Encouragement
  • Pinned Up!

    I was not going to get Pinterest. So many people were addicted to it, and I’ll admit, I didn’t quite “get” it. But…when I was asked to photograph a few family pictures, I needed ideas. Pinterest was amazing! Fast-forward to today…I’m not hooked. I promise. I’m not. I can go a week without looking at […]

  • Encouragement
  • Seeds of Story

    I’ve never written a proper memoir (I’m much too young and ordinary to write one unless it were about kitchen mishaps); but as I look at my stories, I realize a part of my life has been used in each of them. Every cute toddler, every insecure Christian girl who must grow in her faith, […]

  • Mechanics
  • Puppet Writing 101

    So, you have this amazing story and you need some people to act it out in your book. Well, you’ve come to the write place. In 5 simple steps, I’m going to tell you how to write the perfect actors–ones on strings, no less! Step 1: Think about your storyline and decide what stereotypes would […]