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Book Review: Whisper by Mark Batterson; Available 10/24/17

What the book is about:  Whisper is a nonfiction book about different ways God speaks to us. Mark lays out seven different languages of God: Scripture, Desire, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, Pain. As he works through each of these languages, he weaves in memorable stories from pastors and Air Force pilots to illustrate his point. The … Continue reading Book Review: Whisper by Mark Batterson; Available 10/24/17

Writing Tip: Helping Others

The best and most efficient way to improve your writing is.... To help others with theirs. This may feel counterintuitive if your life looks anything like mine (busy from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep). However, I believe that helping other writers only makes YOU a better writer. I … Continue reading Writing Tip: Helping Others

Writing Prompt: All Is Not As It Seems

It's Friday, which means it's short story day, where I share a short story or bits of other writings, or what I've worked up from a writing prompt. This week is from a writing prompt in my Facebook group, Author's Tale. I played around with a few things in this one. First, I played around … Continue reading Writing Prompt: All Is Not As It Seems

Book Review: Reapers of Souls and Magic by R.E. Fisher

What the book is about:  Reapers of Souls and Magic is book 1 of an epic fantasy series. The story opens introducing Tetra, an Elfaheen created by The Gods who then creates other races. She is one of a number of Elfaheen and the first chapters introduce the history of the world before diving into … Continue reading Book Review: Reapers of Souls and Magic by R.E. Fisher

Short Story: Loved, Baby

It's short story Friday around here and given that it's Loved Baby week, I've written a short story. It's a story that melds together other stories I've heard and read from women who have experienced pregnancy loss and inserts how I imagine I might respond if I were in Marisa's shoes. This story is entirely … Continue reading Short Story: Loved, Baby

Reaching the Hearts of Others and Giveaway

No matter what we write, how we write it is important. This is called tone. The tone that we use in our writing will either connect us to our audience or alienate us from them. When writing about a sensitive subject, it's so important to speak gently to our audience. Sarah in Loved Baby connects … Continue reading Reaching the Hearts of Others and Giveaway

Review and Giveaway: Loved Baby by Sarah Philpott, PhD

This week is a bit different - it's Loved Baby week around here. I have in my possession TWO copies of Loved Baby to give away. October is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month, so this week I will be focusing on this book, talking about it, and giving you opportunities to enter to win … Continue reading Review and Giveaway: Loved Baby by Sarah Philpott, PhD