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My Writing GPS by Lynne Collier

Doing Versus Being Have you ever found yourself lost and don’t have a GPS or a map? How did you respond? Quite often we drive frantically around in circles, hoping for a familiar landmark or road sign. If all fails, we stop and ask for directions. In his book do less, be more, Christian author… Read more »

Storytelling in a Nutshell by Lynne Collier

Why I Wrote a Short-Form Story Instead of a Novel It was a long process, but I finally concluded that my NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) writing for 2021 would be four shorter stories of around 13,000 words each instead of the usual 50,000 words for a single novel. Of course, that earned me the… Read more »

Write What You Love Part 2 by Tracy Krauss

It’s the month of love and we’re focusing on just that—writing what you love. Last time I talked about following your own calling when it comes to what you write. Today I want to be a bit more specific and talk about romance and see how it applies to any other genre. (It is February!)… Read more »

Write What You Love Part 1 by Tracy Krauss

Since it’s Valentine’s month, it seems fitting to focus this month’s posts on writing what we love.What does that look like exactly? If I am passionate about a subject, I want to dig in order to find the truth. I seek out those with more experience. I research, interview, read, and watch. If I am… Read more »

The Importance of Silence by Steph Beth Nickel

Perhaps you’re a creative who loves to work in silence—or just sit and let it wash over you. As an extrovert, interacting with others charges my batteries. But that doesn’t mean I’m not beginning to grasp the value of silence. Many people work with music in the background—or a familiar TV show or a podcast… Read more »

Big Dreams and Realistic Expectations by Steph Beth Nickel

The Importance of Big Dreams As a new year dawns, it’s natural to set goals for the upcoming 12 months. It’s also natural if some of those goals are fueled by our big dreams. This year I discovered it’s essential that I dream big. If I don’t, I lack the motivation to persevere with everyday… Read more »

Christmas Greetings

The InScribe pro blog team would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a New Year overflowing with rich and abundant blessings. If there are topics you would like us to cover in the year ahead, please feel free to comment on this post. Colossians 3:23 is my (Stephanie’s) verse for 2022. “Whatever… Read more »

Insights and Inspiration from DS Martin Part 1 by Tracy Krauss

At the recent InScribe Fall Conference, keynote and poet DS Martin shared some profound insights that are the focus of the next couple of posts. I hope readers glean something of value, whether it’s a refresher for those who attended the event or whether it’s new information. As Christian writers, we need to overcome the… Read more »

Reasons or Excuses by Carol Harrison

My asthma flared up making it physically difficult to breathe or sleep which affected my capacity to do the daily functions of life let alone think, study, or write. I accomplished nothing on my to-do list of writing goals, but I had a good reason and not just a procrastination excuse. Family emergencies and many… Read more »

Accountability by Carol Harrison

My list of ideas I hope to accomplish some day and projects developing from them continues to grow faster than I can cross some of them off or mark as completed. It causes feelings of failure at times with negative voices chiming in my mind about how I haven’t accomplished very much today, this week,… Read more »