It has to start somewhere. Your next writing project, I mean. There you are, sitting in front of your computer with a lovely blank white screen, ready to start that epic novel, lyrical poem, or profoundly wise article. How do you b
Hearing that my wife and I had translated much of the Bible into a Brazilian indigenous language, a man asked me, “What was the first thing you translated?” He was astonished when I answered, “The story of the gingerbread ma
Just like bringing a baby into the world, writing may be a painful process as you conceptualize worlds, characters, and projects into being. Expect the struggle. Plan on packing patience for the process. Sometimes it is the writing that is the struggle, and other times the writing is affected by life’s surprises and hindrances.
This last December I kept bumping into goal-setting courses and e-books that promised to show me how to make 2016 the best year ever. You too? Though I’m usually a sucker for these things, this year I resisted. However, I am still using the first weeks of January to examine my life, evaluate, edit