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Harvest Haiku

By Ruth L Snyder / October 23, 2015 /

This morning I received this invitation from my friend, Lisa Evola, who moderates the blog, A Beautiful Life: I’d like to invite each of you to write a harvest haiku. In case you don’t know what a Haiku is, it is a japanese poem that follows  this structure: 1st line – 5 syllables, 2nd line…

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Tips for Supporting Aging Parents

By Ruth L Snyder / October 19, 2015 /

Note: This is a companion post to Spending Time with My Dad, which is on the Beautiful Life blog today.  The river of life presents all of us with a variety of challenges and celebrations. Maneuvering through the rapids of aging is demanding for most families. This is a time fraught with changes in health,…

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Author Profile – Tracy Krauss

By Ruth L Snyder / October 8, 2015 /

Today I welcome my friend and fellow author, Tracy Krauss, to my blog. Tracy Krauss writes contemporary Christian romance with a twist of suspense and a touch of humor. Her books strike a chord with those looking for a hard hitting yet thought provoking read – no sugar added. Her work has won multiple awards…

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Author Profile: Sally Meadows

By Ruth L Snyder / October 2, 2015 /

Today I’d like to introduce you to another InScribe friend, Sally Meadows, who is an author and recording artist: Sally Meadows is a two-time national award nominated singer/songwriter and author. In 2015, she released two children’s books, Beneath That Star and The Two Trees. In addition to 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers (2015), she is a contributing author to Hot Apple…

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Author Profile: Marcia Laycock

By Ruth L Snyder / September 24, 2015 /

Today Marcia Laycock is my guest: I’ve lived a short distance from the Arctic Circle, in Dawson City Yukon, and two degrees off the equator in Papua New Guinea. But I now make my home in central Alberta Canada where I live with my husband and two rambunctious Golden Retrievers, Jorja and Jaxon. Tell us…

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Author Profile: Jack Popjes

By Ruth L Snyder / September 22, 2015 /

Today my guest is Jack Popjes: Jack started writing stories for missionary newsletters during the decades he and his wife were Bible translators in Brazil. For the past twenty years, he has blogged weekly on missions, church, and Christian spirituality. His current blog is INsights & OUTbursts. He has print published three books and e-published two…

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Author Profile: Loretta Bouillon

By Ruth L Snyder / September 17, 2015 /

In the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing you to some of my author friends who also contributed to 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers, published by InScribe Press. Today’s guest is Loretta Bouillon (https://lorettabouillon.wordpress.com/) who says: I am a homeschooling mother of 3 amazing kids and also a writer, hoping to publish a book in the near future.…

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Announcing: 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers Blog Hop

By Ruth L Snyder / September 14, 2015 /

In July I told you about the launch of a new e-book called 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers. I appreciated the opportunity to not only have my article, “Fit Writing Into a Busy Schedule” included, but to also help put the book together and see it through to publication. On Friday evening, September 25, 2015,…

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When Life Takes a Surprising Turn

By Ruth L Snyder / September 3, 2015 /

This morning I read a devotional called, “Live where you Land,” from Moments of Peace in the Presence of God. The author recounts the story of a balloonist who carefully plotted his way, only to have wind blow him places he never expected to go. His response to each new destination? “Had I known about this place…

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Writing as Community Workshop at When Words Collide

By Ruth L Snyder / September 1, 2015 /

Richard Harrison, a professor who teaches writing at Mount Royal, shared the concept of writing as community during the 2015 When Words Collide conference. (This is a process he’s participated in for over 20 years.) Instead of the usual chairs in a row, participants form a circle. “This is a great first step in building…

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