Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray


Angela Breidenbach

Angie's Place

Hobbies Help Writing Happen

Write what you know: Constant advice given to new writers. Better advice may be to write what you enjoy. In the push to get published or a new promotion have you forgotten to play? Too often, we find ourselves stressed and in a rut. Work harder, longer, and forego any entertainment and you’ll reach the goal, right? Wrong.

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Loree Lough

Loree's Lough Down

All Dressed Up with No Place to Go?

During the Q&A session that concluded a recent speech, a workshop attendee asked if I believe it’s important to live the scenes I write. By that he wanted to know if I wear a fancy ball bootsgown when writing about an antebellum gala, or a Stetson and cowboy boots to write a Western. My answer (that I sometimes “act out” what characters are doing but not while wearing period clothing)...

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Caroline Friday

At the Movies

Margin Call

For those who have survived working in a cutthroat corporate environment, this movie is a must-see look at the inner workings of the classic dog-eat-dog world of business and money. I am attracted to these stories (like Social Network, which I reviewed in March 2011), probably because I am a survivor of four years as a corporate associate in a big-city law firm. While I didn’t make the kind...

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How NOT To Get Published

Thomas Smith

The State of Christian Fiction

I am sitting in a coffee shop near our place on Topsail Island, North Carolina, after having spent a week cruising around the Caribbean. In other words, I’ve had a lot of time to write and do some thinking . . . and working on my tan while watching folks unfamiliar with the Caribbean work on their lobster suits. Ouch! And while spending some quality time...

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