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A Different Kind of Writer’s Block by Steph Beth Nickel

We typically think of writer’s block as a mental state, fear of the blank page, concern that the words will never flow again. But today, I’d like to talk about a different kind of writer’s block, other things that keep us from getting words on the page. Don’t get me wrong. All the things on… Read more »

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Twas the Day Before Christmas by Steph Beth Nickel

’Twas the day before Christmas and all through the land, The people were travelling, some hand in hand, No stockings were hung, no chimneys in sight, Just walking – keep walking – until it is night. Some people were nestled all snug in their beds While others had nowhere to lay down their heads, And… Read more »

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6 Reasons to Plan Early for the New Year by Steph Beth Nickel

This post originally appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, Tenacity. Can you believe it? In a little less than a month, it will be 2020. Does that sound as futuristic to you as it does to me? (Maybe I’m just showing my age. <grin>) I like to make plans for the new year at the end… Read more »

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Hitting Our Stride by Steph Beth Nickel

Do you feel as if you’re juggling too many balls or spinning too many plates? Have you dropped a ball or two? Have a few Corelle plates fallen to the floor? Or maybe the fine china is taking a beating, lying in shards on the ground. (Not to worry! I’ll stop mixing my metaphors soon…. Read more »

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Is Quitting Right for You? by Steph Beth Nickel

This post is adapted from one that first appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, “Tenacity,” in March 2019. When should you set aside responsibilities? When should you press on? How do you decide? There are times we must ask, “Is this what God has for me going forward?” Over the past several months, I have neglected… Read more »

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Writing During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Steph Beth Nickel

Before ad agencies began to promote back-to-school as “the most wonderful time of the year,” the majority of people would say the phrase applied to Christmas. And while I do enjoy the Christmas season, to me, Easter is the focal point of the year for believers in Christ. What would Christmas be if it hadn’t… Read more »

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The Other W Questions of Writing by Steph Beth Nickel

The Other W Questions of Writing Over the past three weeks, we’ve touched on what to write and why. Today, let’s delve briefly into the Who, When, Where, and How questions. Who? This may seem like a silly question. As a writer, you may say, “Well, d’uh! The answer is me of course.” But you… Read more »

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Consider These Writing Opportunities by Steph Beth Nickel

Consider These Writing Opportunities Today let’s look at five writing opportunities you may not have considered. Picture Books Whether or not you ever publish a children’s book, there are many skills to be learned from writing a picture book manuscript—or two or three. Check out a stack of picture books from your local library. I… Read more »

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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 »

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What Should I Write? by Steph Beth Nickel

What Should I Write? This is the first in a four-part series exploring what you should write and why. Whether you make your living as a writer or are brand new to the adventure, it’s good to ask yourself these questions from time to time. How do you decide what to write? Here are nine… Read more »

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