I'll bet you don't even remember the days when a computer was the newest thing in writing gadgetry. With the plethora of apps and add-ons that has bombarded us over the last years, these days it's almost a full-time job to keep up with the latest. I don't think I have. But I do have… Continue reading Eleven must-haves in my writer toolkit
David Wilkerson: The Cross, the Switchblade, and the Man Who Believed by Zondervan PublishingMy rating: 5 of 5 starsGod always makes a way for a praying man. You may never be able to get a college degree, you may never get rich, but God always has and always will make a way for a praying… Continue reading David Wilkerson (review)
I’m excited to be STOP 2 on the John 3:16 Network’s spring book launch tour. This post features John 3:16 Network founder Lorilyn Roberts and her newest book Am I Okay God? It's a companion devotional to her novel Seventh Dimension - The Door, A Young Adult Fantasy. . GUEST POST FOR THE JOHN 3:16… Continue reading Stop 2 on the John 3:16 book launch blog tour
Raspberries and Vinegar by Valerie Comer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Three friends, Jo, Claire and Sierra, buy farm property just outside the town of Galena Landing (Idaho) to realize their dream of living off the land in an eco-ethical way. Even the mouse-infested trailer they have to move into (until they get around… Continue reading Raspberries and Vinegar (review)
2014 is off to a great start! Writing has changed a lot since I sold my first article in 1997. Then it was a solo business for me. I was in the middle of taking a writing course and submitted those first pieces to see if I actually had what it took. It was all… Continue reading And we’re off! (#ICWriters)
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Anyone who has written freelance knows that wonderful writing isn't the only thing our piece needs to get accepted. It also needs to be timely. Write and submit an article about C. S. Lewis in 2014 and chances are editors will reject it, whereas they may well have accepted it in 2013. Why? Because 2013… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – coming soon!
Last week we traveled through rural Alberta, past blonde fields of silken wheat and barley, and beside harvesters laying down bulky swaths of hay for the balers. Back home in farmers' markets, colourful mounds of cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and corn tempt us gardenless city folk. September is the month of harvest! The Bible is… Continue reading September prompt: harvest
It was an afterthought that prompted Becky Keep to ask the nurse practitioner to check five-week-old Jesse’s eyes. An observant grandma had commented that those baby eyes didn’t seem to be following normally. That last-minute request set the Keeps on a four-year journey that they never dreamed they’d be taking. Eyes to See: Glimpses of… Continue reading Eyes to See (review)