A Very Private Grave

Life-Transforming Fiction

Writing Memorable Novels

Dave Meigs

A slow train coming.

I swore I would never do it, but I recently joined Facebook. Over the last couple of years, I have received many invitations from colleagues, friends, or family, urging me to join. They would list several practical advantages to joining, all of which were quite reasonable. I wasn’t tempted. 

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Diary Of A Crazy Writer

Cross-Eyed and Conflicted

Deborah Anderson

I remember my first few stories. And those are some scary memories, let me tell you.

As a beginner, I didn’t know what the words critique partner meant, so the person closest to me, my husband, became my first victim. I know folks say writers shouldn’t use family members for critiques...

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Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck

Dodging Raindrops - A Sparrow Falling

I was sitting on the backyard swing, praying, considering the rest of the Lord on my heart, and watching my neighbor’s dog go crazy over the brownish-red calf staring at him through the other neighbor’s fence.

No, I don’t live on a farm, or even in the county. I just have neighbors who like to raise their own beef.

Birds flitted along the telephone wires. My dog lounged in the sun.

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Quantum Marketing

You Gotta Learn Social Style to Sell More Books and Proposals

jim Rubart

Ever wonder why with some people you’re ready to be buds the instant you meet, and with others it’s like being introduced to a social porcupine?

It’s because the old saying “Birds of a feather flock together” is true. We click with people like us; people with...

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Character Therapy

Character Stereotypes: The Playboy

Jeannie Campbell

Christian fiction has its fair share of heroes who dabble in playing the ladies. Of course, the nature of Christian fiction doesn’t lend itself to measuring sexual prowess by notches on bedposts, yet some of the more edgy novels flirt with this truth, or at least skirt around it.

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