What this book is about: This children's book is a fun book about light - the light that God made around us and the light He's put inside us all. It's whimsical in its sometimes rhyming, free verse poetry style. What I liked: The illustrations - I honestly am SO hesitant to put this, but … Continue reading Book Review: When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner
It's Friday and I'm hoping for the best! Since entering the NYC Midnight Short Story Contest, I'm planning on moving on to the next round. However, there are a variety of possible assigned genres that I've NEVER written before and I don't want the next round to be my first foray into a genre, especially … Continue reading Writing Prompt: All The Things She Said
I have a number of goals I've set for this year, most of which I haven't shared because research shows that when you share your goals with the general population, you're actually LESS likely to achieve them. This is due to a perceived accomplishment effect - by sharing, you feel like you've already accomplished something. … Continue reading First Goals of 2018 reached!
Ever wish you could sit down with an author over a cup of coffee or tea or hot chocolate and ask them a bunch of questions? Well, look no further! Once a month, I'll be featuring an author whose published work I've read or who I know personally (whose unpublished work I've read). Every interview, … Continue reading Meet The Author: Jeannie Blackmer
It's LATE on Friday and I'm just getting around to posting this last edition of Heartbeat before I move on to other projects. See First Draft and First Edit. This project was tough, harder than I expected, because I was editing on my own. Usually, I have my writer friends critiquing, which helps me see … Continue reading Writing Prompt (final edit): Heartbeat
Just to be clear, this isn't a history of the critique, so I'm sorry if you were expecting that. Critiquing takes different forms depending on how rough or polished the draft is, so I want to walk through the critique and its evolution as the draft moves from rough to polished. First Draft Critique The … Continue reading Evolution of Critiquing
What the book is about: The book is about one man's journey from being crushed under the weight of performance and success. In his early career in the church, he measured his success with numbers in his ministry and used others as he saw fit. As he grew and developed, he changed his tactics. What … Continue reading Book Review: The Burden is Light by Jon Tyson
It's Friday again! I've managed to do a round of editing on last week's story and I have a second iteration to share with you. If you haven't already, go back and read the first version, then stop over here to check out the improvements. As I read through, I realized I was mixing POVs in … Continue reading Writing Prompt (editing process): Heartbeats – Week 2