Blog on Writing

You Still Get Fudge by Brenda J. Wood


Even though the recipe is unbelievably simple, even though there are only two ingredients, the result is terrific fudge. 1 pkg. (225 g) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate 1 can (300 ml) sweetened condensed milk Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Melt chocolate as directed on package. Add milk; mix well. Spread onto prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into 24 pieces. (more…)

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A Varied Menu by Carolyn R. Wilker

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Today, on this, my last post for the Inscribe professional blog, I ask you to consider your longer-term goal and how you will get there. What do you want to have accomplished by the end of the year? Is it steady blogging or perhaps progress on a book of memories, poetry, devotionals, or other short pieces that you plan to submit? How will you get it all done? (more…)

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Love Your Readers Passionately or Don’t Bother Writing by Jack Popjes

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My wife and I occasionally have a cooking date. Instead of going to a movie or having dinner out, we spend our date in the kitchen, making a fabulous appetizer, preparing a fancy dessert, or cooking a meal so complicated and work intensive my wife would never cook it for the family on her own. It is fun to work together. I learn the basics of cooking and she gets to be the chef and tell me what to do. Eventually we eat something delicious. Joy all around. (more…)

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Fall in Love with Writing Again by Pamela Mytroen


Do you ever feel as though you have “fallen out of love” with your writing projects? Like writing has become the drudgery of laundry and dishes instead of the heart-pounding flutter it used to be? Would you like those feelings back? (more…)

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Digging Deeper by Carolyn R. Wilker

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In a recent class I taught on finding the stories that matter, my retired adult students named people they’d like to write about and more importantly, people in their lives who meant a great deal to them. The students’ stories, in this case, often came from childhood memories. (more…)

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Get Busy and Get It Done by Janice L. Dick

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The Christmas season has come and gone and the New Year is upon us. My non-literary life has been busy, but I can’t come up with any more reasonable excuses to take time off from the hard work of writing, so I’ve been crafting guest blogs for various sites I’ve committed to. I thought I’d slip a few posts in early, scheduling them for later this month. To my surprise, there were a number of posts already scheduled for three and even four months in advance. So that’s how the professionals do it. (more…)

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Willing to Move by Brenda J. Wood

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I told myself I’d earned a rest from the drudgery of real life. What would a few days matter anyway? Presents were purchased, wrapped, and delivered. Cookies and pies lined the freezer walls. Those with nowhere to go had been invited to share our turkey dinner. Why, I’d even cleaned long neglected corners. What else did I have to do? I sighed in relief. You took a holiday from your writing over Christmas, too, didn’t you? Oddly enough, during that first Christmas, the participants worked harder than ever. (more…)

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Writers Must Read by Steph Beth Nickel

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Stephen King said, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” (more…)

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Happy New Year

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It's here . . . a brand new year with brand new writing opportunities. Here are twelve suggestions to make this your best year yet: (more…)

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Christmas Greetings

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From the team (Janice Dick, Pamela Mytroen, Steph Nickel, Jack Popjes, Carolyn Wilker, Brenda Wood) . . .

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