Tag: skills development

Why Writers Can’t Simply Write by Steph Beth Nickel


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This post first appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, “Tenacity.” If you’re a writer—and even if you’re not—you’ve probably seen posts about the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation. It makes sense to be concerned about how our personal data is collected, stored, and used, but the GDPR has caused a lot of trouble for Read More

What are You Reading? by Brenda J. Wood


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As you will read, Brenda sat down to write something much different but felt God had a word of encouragement for each o Read More

6 Reasons to Enter Writing Contests by Steph Beth Nickel


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Sure, it’s fun to win a writing contest, but that isn’t the only reason to enter. Here are six other reasons: Practice Makes … Better Every time you put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, hopefully the result is better than the last time. While practice doesn’t really make perfect, it certainly does Read More

Never Stop Learning


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How to confound your family in one easy step . . . Curl up on the couch reading Lynne Truss’s Eats Shoots and Leaves and laugh uproariously while your family is trying to watch television in the same room. “Only a writer,” you say. And you’d be right. Or an editor, agent, or publi Read More