Critiques and Reviews: two ways to help Writers

As a writer, I'm all too aware of my humanness. I know I'm not perfect. When I try to critique or proofread my own writing, it doesn't work very well. I miss things that are obvious.I'm thankful that I have people in my life who are willing to give me honest feedback on my writing. If you want to … [Read more...]

Five Minute Friday: Long

This is my first attempt at 5 Minute Friday: Long means something different to each person. When we are young: -long is waiting until our parents are done talking -long is driving a few miles (Will we ever get there?) -long is waiting for supper when you're hungry, especially when Mom … [Read more...]

Tips on Becoming a Better Writer shared by Glynis Belec

In my last post, I shared that I was getting ready for our InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship Fall Conference. It was great to reconnect with writer friends and meet some new writers as well. Last week I shared a summary of the conference on the InScribe Writers Online blog. Today I'd like to … [Read more...]

New paperback, book signing, & writers’ conference – all in one week!

Yes, you read the title correctly! The paperback copies of The San Francisco Wedding Planner Complete Series II arrived yesterday. I'm excited to share them with you, my readers. As usual, they are available from (U.S.) or can be ordered directly from me. (I'll have them up in my store … [Read more...]

On my writing “To do” list

  As my children head back to school, I'm taking stock of my own "To do" lists. Here's what I have on my list so far: Get my children successfully started in school. Start my Music for Young Children classes. I'm still putting my schedule together for the fall, so if you want to … [Read more...]

Having fun with words

Words are essential to writers, who need to find the exact nuance to help readers picture what we're describing with our words. According to the Global Language Monitor, there are about 1 million English words.  Most dictionaries only have 200-600,000 words in them. The average high school graduate … [Read more...]

You must be rich: Common misconceptions about authors

Last week at a family reunion, someone asked, "Are you rich now that you're a famous author?" I laughed and answered his questions. Since then I've been thinking more about the question and how I would answer if asked again. Yes, I'm rich: I have freedom to make decisions about my daily … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Crafting a Personal Vision Statement

Last week in our study of Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, we discussed work and were challenged to write our own vision statement. If you've never written a personal vision statement, try the process outlined below. If nothing else, you'll learn more about yourself and what motivates you. … [Read more...]

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