What makes a great story? Plot (and don’t forget Character conflict, Misunderstandings, High Stakes) You could have nailed all of these things, but your story could still bore people to death. What else makes a story shine and rise above others? The little things. What do I mean by the little things? Well, think … More What makes a great story? The little things
There’s a whole host of people who will tell you that you must attend church because the bible tells you to do so. That church is part of being a Christian. I would agree, to an extent, but there are multiple reasons people who call themselves Christians don’t attend church. Work related, family related, transportation, … More 5 aspects I look for in a church
Who loves reading? “raises hand” Even if you don’t love reading, guess what, you’re reading right now! Ha ha. Okay so there’s tons of different types of reading. Still. Last week I shared with you my all-time favorite classic writer. Today I wanted to celebrate the Love of Reading Month by sharing with you some of … More My top 5 new-ish authors: Love of Reading Month Part 2
#WIPjoy is back again. What is #WIPjoy, you ask? Come one, come all! Use the hashtag #WIPjoy & RT/❤️/comment to share the writerly fun. (Keep watch for another surprise event mid-January!) pic.twitter.com/B1CeAzfnBt — Bethany Jennings (@simmeringmind) December 27, 2016 Every time this beauty of a hashtag party comes around Twitter I get all hyper and … More 5 reasons why I love #WIPjoy
There are multiple words I search for and delete from my writing as much as possible, during my editing process. Here are my Top 10 There are certainly way more than 10, but it depends on your writing style, how long you’ve been writing, and to some degree, your opinion in the matter 🙂 … More 10 words to eliminate from your manuscript
I have quite a few favorite holiday songs, more than 5, but the ones I most love to just hum to and sing constantly would be: #1 O come O come Emmanuel: Versions that are slow and almost haunting are the best! #2 Carol of the bells. Literally ANY version I love this song so … More My top 5 favorite Christmas songs. What are yours?
Here are 5 New Releases in Christian Fiction that you’ll want to check out! The following books were released in September and October of 2016 #1 A Time to Rise: #3 in the Out of Time series by Nadine Brandes Release Date: October 14th, 2016 Synopsis: What more can you sacrifice than your life? Parvin … More 5 New Releases you’ll want to check out
Writerly(/reader?) Debate #3: Ebooks or paperbacks For a long time, I just could not get into the idea of having an e-reader. I thought it was dumb, and a waste of money. Then I was gifted a Kindle and I have never looked back. Well, maybe a little. Sometimes. Reasons why people love paperbacks Because they … More 5 reasons why I love my ebooks: Writerly Debate #3
Writerly Debate #2: To write chronologically or not When I say, ‘not chronologically,” I don’t mean writing in a disheveled illogical order on purpose and then sending that off to publishing. (I have read stories like that long ago and they were fascinating! Now that takes insane talent. What I mean by writing chronologically v. … More 5 reasons why I do NOT write chronologically.
Writerly Debate #1: To read or not to read This should not be a debate, but somehow, it has turned into one. Reading, to me, is essential if you are a writer. If you are not a writer, reading is STILL essential. People who do not read are missing out on beautiful, inspirational, magical worlds. … More 5 Reasons why writers should read