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Fun Fridays – March 24, 2023
Podcasts are a wonderful source of information and a newer way to help build an author’s platform. But you need the right equipment. That microphone needs to work.
Today’s video sketch is called “The Worst Mic Ever.” Considering it features Tim Conway, you must watch to enjoy the hilarity.
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Voices of Hope: Why Young Writers Are Important
In the last month, I suggested some writers who might be worthwhile for the Christian publishing world to give attention. Those with a military or missionary season in their lives could be helpful to the Church today since they both lived a good piece of their lives in positions where personal preference, comfort, and fulfillment were far down on their priority lists. Submission, courage, faithfulness, a clear idea of the real enemy, and a sense of mission might be helpful perspectives for believers now, and both military people and missionaries have these things down cold. And these days, Christians everywhere …
A New Book Co-authored by Gilbert Morris and Steve Laube
I’m very pleased that tomorrow, March 21, is the official publication date for my new book called Write Your First Novel. The purpose of this book is to help those who are starting their fiction-writing journey. It teaches the basics and may give some needed help to that struggling writer. There is a fun backstory as to how this book came about. I quote from the preface: Many years ago, I was a brand-new editor working for Bethany House Publishers. I had some English composition classes in college but no formal education on how to write fiction. And here I …
Fun Fridays – March 17, 2023
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, please enjoy the splendiferous voices of Swedish Chef, Beaker, and Animal (aka The Muppets) as they sing a stupefying rendition of “Danny Boy.” A thank you to Kim Moore for recommending it and for writing, “While writing can be joyous, sometimes it can also be a little sad; but you are not alone when you have friends who understand and will weep with you.” (If you cannot view the video, please click the title of today’s post and visit our website.) Share26Tweet
Must I Kill All My Little Darlings? (A Writer’s Prayer)
They are waiting for me, all my little darlings. I have labored over them as if in the pangs of childbirth. I have nurtured them, weighed and coddled them, smiled at them and played with them. They have grown and multiplied, and though at times they are recalcitrant, I have loved them. How many must go? Which ones are weak, superfluous, misplaced, unclear, redundant? You know, Lord. I approach them now as a gardener, not a butcher. But it still hurts. Give me clarity, give me fortitude. Make me merciless, make me wise. Supply boldness, provide discretion. And in your …