What 47 Looks Like on Me

I’ve been doing this a few years, post-birthday, sharing where I am, how far I’ve come, and where I hope to go. I have to say, 47 is weird. It’s a stone’s throw to 50, and wow, that’s an age I never gave a lot of thought to as a college student. That seems like yesterday. One problem. My SON is the college student, not me. In fact, I just…

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Why I Write by Candice Sue Patterson

Why I Write… Books aren’t material objects to me–they’re a passion. My love for the written word began before I could read. As a child, I’d surround myself with stacks of books and pretend I was either the librarian or the patron, looking for that special book guaranteed to whisk me away to another time and place. On a rainy summer day, I could be found in my bedroom with…

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Write for the Reader by BJ Bassett

Write for the Reader B J Bassett “You write for the reader,” Dr. Sherwood “Woody” Wirt, founding editor of Decision Magazine, said during our one on one meeting. When I left, my feet didn’t touch the path at the Mount Hermon Conference grounds. Instead, I floated to my room. Dr. Wirt’s words inspired me then and they still do today. His encouraging words were unlike any I’d heard before. Beginning…

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COTT: The Laurel Award Open to Authors

  A NOTE TO PUBLISHED AUTHORS: If you had a novel release any time in 2015, you’re invited to submit to Clash of the Titles’ Laurel Award!!   The Laurel is a contest available to any genre of Christian fiction published in 2015. The novels are judged by their audience—readers well-versed in Christian fiction yet not associated with the CBA industry. Authors write for readers, so why not have readers…

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Thankful: It’s Hard to Pick Just One by Jill Barlow

In the beginning of 2013, I felt led to start my own blog. I wrote about God, but nothing in particular. I also ended up going through a divorce that year, which completely changed my life. I was married for 19 years. I was a stay at home mom for a great deal of that time. The last 3 years had been dedicated to my three children, because we pulled…

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Video of the Week: The Art of Characterization by Fay Lamb

It’s the video of the week on the right sidebar! Another great book by Write Integrity Press author Fay Lamb. To purchase, click here. Put on your director’s cap and prepare to set your story world’s stage with memorable scenes and unforgettable characters. Great storytelling isn’t done haphazardly. Storytelling is an art which requires practice to master. In The Art of Characterization authors are shown elements of storytelling which, when practiced…

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