Nothing New, American Fiction Christian Writers guest blog post. April 29, 2023.
One of the perks of paying for membership with ACFW is the opportunity to create a blog post to encourage, educate, or elicit connection with other writers. In this article, I write about our uniqueness from our gifting and experiences. Fiction writers and non-fiction writers have these things in common. Feedback is welcome!
Mismatched in the Yoke, a guest post on American Christian Fiction Writers blog. January 21, 2023.
Grateful to ACFW for the opportunities they give us members to write articles for other authors. I hope mine blesses any discouraged writers with gaining a helpful mindset while we bump shoulders with the world of writing and all its challenges. Click the image or this link for a two-minute read of the entire article. I’d love feedback!
Embrace the Messy, my first guest article for American Christian Fiction Writers. July 31, 2022.
It’s easy to suppose as Christian fiction writers we’ve all studied and memorized Bible verses, right? I developed Scripture knowledge later. Therefore, I intentionally create people of fragile faith. Where is God in their mess? It’s delightful weaving in redemption, confession, forgiveness, reconciliation, and mercy into fictional plots. Please share your thoughts with me!
Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery, Part 2
Part two of my guest blog post regarding our fears of creation and administration of our own websites.
We write stories, but can we learn the tech world, too? If I can, anyone can.
WordPress is easy to use for beginners, but it was still intimidating.
The process that works for me is note taking. I took notes that made sense for me, and then I didn’t need to continually ask for help.
Independence frees me to try. To all you intelligent creative writers—grasp courage!
Thank you, Inspire, for the opportunity to encourage others.
Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery
My most recent guest blog post encourages writers to explore the tech world, social media, and create their own websites.
As a muralist, computers intimidated me. I understand the scariness of a machine.
Now, I’m surprised that I daily use my laptop and phone. I even enjoy it.
My first article and guest blog post was My Creative Journey.
It details my epiphanies at a workshop I attended with my friend. Her comments describing her observations of me merged with the call to write that launched me into the writer’s life.
At an Inspire workshop in 2016, the speaker, Dr. Portia Hopkins, spoke with knowledge, passion, and conviction. Her words created a bonfire in my fearful and hesitant heart. Me, write? Through her Power Point presentation, she urged me to believe I could.
Dr. Hopkins is a professor at William Jessup University.
The next step: The privilege of joining the writer’s group, Inspire Writers. The blog has helpful writing tips, articles and local author interviews.
The finale: I was accepted into a crucial support group for editing, and helps for a new writer–one of Inspire’s Critique Groups.