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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 »

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Insights and Inspiration from DS Martin Part Two by Tracy Krauss

This is the second post inspired by the keynote addresses given by Canadian poet DS Martin at InScribe’s 2021 Fall Conference. To recap: Writing is a calling, but this doesn’t mean one has to write Christian content. The best way to glorify God is to strive to be excellent at whatever He’s called us to… Read more »

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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 »

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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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Perfection Spells Paralysis by Pamela Mytroen

I’ve always had a difficult time making decisions. Once when I couldn’t decide which shoes to buy, I bought every pair I tried on for fear of missing out on the colour of one pair, the price of another, and the style of the other two. They were all great quality, and all four pair… Read more »

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Pitch Perfect by Pamela Mytroen

Are you still waiting for publications to ask you for your stellar stories? Don’t wait! Whether you’re a regular writer with specific content assigned, or you haven’t broken in to the market yet, you can still pitch your own ideas. Publications appreciate potential stories, and it’s also an opportunity to write something about which you… Read more »

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The Practice of Expert by Brenda J Wood

I have come across more than one baker who never shared the correct recipe. Oh, they will write out the ingredients, but they leave out an essential, like baking powder. They want to be the only expert in their puny field. (Luke 14:10) Over time, we learn not to trust that so-called expert. The same… Read more »

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Stumbling into Expertise by Brenda J Wood

As a writer, I am always taking classes and trying to learn more about my craft. I examined the teaching list of a recent writer’s conference ad and laughed out loud. I know most of these folks. I know they probably don’t consider themselves to be experts. Still, someone else did and my friends simply… Read more »

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Building Your Writing Community by Tracy Krauss

No writer is an island. Everyone needs some type of encouragement and writers are no exception. To build a supportive community, a variety of connections are needed to serve different purposes. Some are obvious choices, but I’ll start wide and then narrow the field as I go. Join one or more well established organizations. When… Read more »

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Anxiety and Writing by Pamela Mytroen

Do you ever feel too unsettled to write? Is this just an excuse or is anxiety a silent enemy? Last year I couldn’t wait to begin teaching English to my immigrant students. I was expected to write my own curriculum,  my own tests, and to be evaluated on them by both the students and the… Read more »

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