What They Write and Why by Steph Beth Nickel

What They Write and Why Are you part of a writers’ group? The ladies I’ve met with over the past decade are diverse, as is their writing. But we’ve learned much during our time together, including what we want to write and why—for now at least. Memoir Barbara is working on a talk she will Read More

Why Writers Can’t Simply Write by Steph Beth Nickel

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 many authors, bloggers, and other writers.

While this post isn’t about rules and regulations, all the talk about the GDPR did lead to the thought … why can’t writers just write?

If money were no object, perhaps, a writer could outsource everything except the writing itself. But are there really any writers who do that? Highly unlikely.

Authors and other writers are expected to do so much more than write. Read More

What are You Reading? by Brenda J. Wood

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

6 Reasons to Enter Writing Contests by Steph Beth Nickel

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 make better. Read More

Never Stop Learning

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 publisher. Read More