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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 »

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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 »

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Don’t Fear Failure by Steph Beth Nickel

As creatives, it’s important that we become resilient. Last time we talked about why we shouldn’t fear rejection. This time we’re going to talk about a related topic, the fear of failure. The two are intricately connected, but they’re not exactly the same. We must determine for ourselves how we define both failure and success…. Read more »

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Are Passion and Purpose Compatible by Steph Beth Nickel

When Direction is Needed Just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t necessarily mean you should pursue it. But, conversely, that passion may be evidence of God’s call on your life. Discernment needed! I used to refer to myself as eclectically interested and eclectically involved. These are still true of me. However, I’m learning the importance… Read more »

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Lists for Writers by Steph Beth Nickel

Many of us would be lost without our To-Do list. And what about our grocery list? If you’re anything like me, a trip to the grocery store without a list usually means picking up several sale items I know we’ll use someday as well as several snacks that catch my eye. I definitely don’t trust… Read more »

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Too Tired for the Journey by Steph Beth Nickel

Twenty-twenty-one stretches out before us. Some of us are excited by all the possibilities. Others … not so much. We get tired just thinking about the next twelve months. It’s possible that the majority of us vacillate between the two. Some days we’re optimistic and energized. Other days we want to pull the covers over… Read more »

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Your Audience: Who They’re Not by Steph Beth Nickel

You must niche down. Have you created an avatar? What are the demographics of those you’re seeking to reach? And … I’m ready to pack it in. I’m eclectically interested and eclectically involved. I can’t imagine writing for one specific woman who personifies my audience. Guess what. I don’t have to. Well, not really. I… Read more »

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Your Audience: Who They’re Not by Steph Beth Nickel

You must niche down. Have you created an avatar? What are the demographics of those you’re seeking to reach? And … I’m ready to pack it in. I’m eclectically interested and eclectically involved. I can’t imagine writing for one specific woman who personifies my audience. Guess what. I don’t have to. Well, not really. I… Read more »

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The Creator: A Devotional by Steph Beth Nickel

From the introduction to Nurture and Inspire Love … The Creator John 1:3 says, “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” From John 1 we learn that God is the Word. We also learn that Jesus Christ is the Word—that He is, in fact, God…. Read more »

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Overcoming Writer’s Block by Steph Beth Nickel

Last time, we talked about A Different Kind of Writer’s Block. This time, we’re going to discuss how each of the hurdles I mentioned can assist us in overcoming writer’s block. Skills Development Books How these books can help us overcome writer’s block seems self-evident, but there are steps we must take if this is… Read more »

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