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Behind Those Walls: A Story Lesson from HGTV by Pamela Mytroen


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Ever notice how even the most mundane reality show, such as renovating a kitchen, includes drama? It’s never as simple as knocking down a wall and installing new cabinets. Never! Tension ratchets up when asbestos – gasp – is found in the ceiling, or nob and tube wiring is discovered in the walls. Disaster Read More

Out of the Box Writing Ideas – Literally by Tracy Krauss


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There are some wonderful standbys when it comes to finding writing inspiration. Take a walk in nature. Reflect on a passage of scripture. Listen to music. And of course, always have that journal handy for when the muse strikes! Here are a few more that you might want to add to your ars Read More

Rhythms of Summer Writing by Violet Nesdoly


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I’m all for respecting the rhythms of the year. When it seems that the whole world is on vacation, I feel like going on vacation too. Working this “logic” into a writing life can be tricky, especially if the summer is your main time to wri Read More

Be Inspired by Steph Beth Nickel


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There’s nothing I enjoy much more than taking a walk, camera in hand. Below are a few pictures I’ve taken over the years. May they inspire your writing. Steph Beth Nickel is the coauthor of Paralympian Deborah L. Willows’ memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances, published by Castle Quay Books. They are currently working on a follow-up Read More

Summer Inspiration by Janice L Dick


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Ahhh! Summer is here—finally—and I can kick back and relax. Oh, wait. I have a book to write, blogs to schedule, social media to follow. And…my garden needs weeding again, small as it is. And…it takes me about three hours to mow the grass on our large farmyard. And…the flowers need to be watered Read More

Hiding in Plain Sight by Brenda J Wood


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Hiding in Plain Sight Yes, that is me, incognito on Canada Day here in my little town, Why ever are you dressed like that? Because I can, Because, though highly visible, I am hidden in the crowd, Don’t point fingers at me; you do the same thing. It’s got nothing to do with the hat, Read More

Five Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer by Pamela Mytroen


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Summer brings a new set of scents, sounds, and sights, and yet with all the travelling, friends visiting, and extra responsibilities such as painting that fence or gardening, it is difficult to squeeze writing into the mix. Here are five ways I have discovered that help me stay on track in the summer: 1. Take Read More

The Power of Fiction by Tracy Krauss


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  While nonfiction is probably the most direct way of addressing issues of importance, my personal preference, for both reading and writing, uses fiction as the vehicle. Recently I read a book called Then She Was Born, written by Cristiano Gentili and translated into English by Lori Hetherington. I am often asked to review b Read More

Writing about Issues of the Day by Violet Nesdoly


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There are plenty of important issues in our world these days with expertise and opinions floating around about them on TV, radio, the internet, books, and magazines. From the state of U.S. politics to the moral climate of Canada, most Christian writers probably have opinions about these things. I know I do. Most of the Read More

3 Ways You Can Help Other Writers by Pamela Mytroen


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I have had the privilege of helping other writers through my role with InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. It is an opportunity to give back to writers who have poured their time, wisdom, and encouragement into my life. Can you take a moment to help a wannabe writer by using one of these three ideas b Read More

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