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Overcoming Procrastination by Steph Beth Nickel

Don’t get too excited. This isn’t a step-by-step process to overcome procrastination once and for all. It is, however, a list of things that may help you increasingly gain victory over procrastination, especially in the areas of writing and publishing. Forgive Yourself As much as we’d like to, we can’t hop in a time machine,… Read more »

Greetings and A Challenge by Steph Beth Nickel

On that first Christmas, the shepherds saw for themselves that what the angels told them was true. They found the baby exactly as the angels said they would. And their response? Bubbling over with joy and wonder, they went out and shared the news with whomever would listen. And Mary’s response? She held her wonder… Read more »

Henry Crowell: Developing Our Business as We Consult with God by Sandra Somers

Most of us don’t know the name of the Ohio resident Henry Crowell (1855-1943), but we do know one of his legacies. At age 17, Henry Crowell was dying of tuberculosis. After hearing a message from D.L. Moody challenging his listeners to think big, he knew the message was directed to him. But how? He… Read more »

Writing Short-Form by Lynne Collier

What is a short story? Writing short stories can be a way to create a story without the daunting task of writing a full-length novel. It doesn’t mean writing short fiction is easy. Like all forms of writing, it comes with its unique challenges.  In a short story, you can build a world but not… Read more »

How Much Do Shortform Career Writers Get Paid? by Lynne Collier

Like many writers, I have to supplement my income. My books don’t bring in much money—not enough to make a difference in our budget since my husband retired. I researched what a writer in Canada earns and for which specific type of writing. I figured, nowadays, I could live in Ontario and write remotely for… Read more »

What If Writers Think? by Brenda J. Wood

Have you ever been in that kind of situation where the person you are talking to has no idea what you’re saying? Or perhaps, someone is explaining something to you, and you just don’t understand? That creates a terrible mess, doesn’t it? Think children. You say, “Time for bed,” and they hear, “Five more minutes.”… Read more »

Taking a Break Part 2 by Carol Harrison

“It’s very refreshing to go away and take a break, to clear your head and just get into something else.” Francois Nars There have been many moments of wishing I could escape for a short writing retreat at a lake, maybe even just a few days away to relax. But that isn’t always possible in… Read more »

Taking a Break Part 1 by Carol Harrison

At the beginning of this year, I felt physically exhausted, mentally unfocused, emotionally drained, and spiritually walking in a desert place. How could I write? I didn’t know what to write, how to edit previous pieces, or how to finish the few I’d started. Did I even want to write anymore? The negative monkey voices… Read more »

Real Life Examples from the Spectrum by Tracy Krauss

Last time I briefly went over the basic types of publishing options available to today’s author. Today I plan to “expose” myself as I let you in on some of my own experiences—some of them wonderful, some not so great, but all important in terms of my learning curve. Perhaps you can find something of… Read more »

Artist or Entrepreneur by Tracy Krauss

Writers are artists. At least that’s my bottom line and I’m sticking to it. But these days, writers have to think like business-people, too. It’s a reality we’ve all had to come to terms with, like it or not. There is no more holing oneself in an attic somewhere with one’s muse while an agent,… Read more »