Book of Days
Dave Meigs

Life-Transforming Fiction

Happy Birthday, Jesus

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it—the smells, Christmas carols, watching the excited joy of the little ones as they await their turn to open their gifts. Most of all I wonder at the amazing love demonstrated by our Heavenly Father, that He sent His only Son into this corrupt world to ransom us all from hell and bring us back into fellowship with the Father. Praise God!

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Deborah Anderson

Diary Of A Crazy Writer

Beat Your Own Drum

Do you march to the beat of a different drummer? I do. A person doesn’t write a column titled “Diary of a Crazy Writer” every month for no reason at all. Ahem. When I first started writing, I jotted down whatever came to mind. I hadn’t yet learned the rules of this craft, so as far as I knew, there weren’t any. My long, bony fingers flew across the keyboard like a wild horse galloping through fields of clover, the wind tousling my mane.

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jim Rubart

Quantum Marketing

Frequency! How Often Is Enough? How Much Is Too Much?

How often should you post on social networks like Facebook and Twitter? When I put together radio schedules for my clients, I need to hit listeners three times (or more) a week to burn companies into their minds. It’s a proven formula to drive sales. Can that be overdone? Maybe.

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Jeannie Campbell

Character Therapy

How to Avoid Last-Line “Lemons”

Since December is the last month of the year, I thought it might be appropriate to talk about the last lines of our books. Here are some memorable ones: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” -Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859).

“Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” -Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind (1936).

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Jeannie Campbell

She Reads

A Writer's Christmas

How do writers spend Christmas? We asked some of our She Reads selected authors from 2011 to share a favorite tradition with you this month!

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