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Pantsing a Novel: Using Community to Overcome our Walls

Hey friends! I hope you enjoyed yesterday's video because I have all kinds of great things to share about how we can use community to overcome hitting the wall. I firmly believe that writing (and life in general) cannot be improved without community. If we write inside a bubble, it never gets better and if … Continue reading Pantsing a Novel: Using Community to Overcome our Walls

Review: Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

What the book is about:  Leadership and Self-Deception is a surprising nonfiction book, but in a good way. The main principle of this book, termed "Being in the box" is presented in a fictional narrative manner rather than the usual non-fiction 'here's the problem and here's how to fix it' manner. This book explores the … Continue reading Review: Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

Review: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

What the book is about:  This fiction book is the story of an unlikely group of women coming together through a shared interest in knitting. Georgia Walker owns a yarn store in New York City, Walker and Daughter. Through a series of events, Georgia eventually begins what is termed 'the Friday night knitting club' and … Continue reading Review: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Review: Never Settle for Normal by Jonathan Parnell

  What the book is about: This nonfiction lifestyle book is aimed at the person seeking to understand what Christianity is about. In the book, Parnell breaks down the basic elements of Christianity and presents them in a simplified way, taking care to not saturate it with names of theologians that seekers wouldn't know while … Continue reading Review: Never Settle for Normal by Jonathan Parnell

Review: Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker

What the book is about: This nonfiction lifestyle book touches the hearts of women by talking about one of the most painful and least talked about issues we face - friendship. In this book, Lisa-Jo dives deeply into exploring friendship, from the wounds that past friendships leave to how we can take charge and influence … Continue reading Review: Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker

Lessons from a writers conference: Only you

  Have you ever felt like there isn't enough room for you at the crafter's table? Like everyone else has a better idea or is a better writer? Or maybe there are already so many books or blogs out there on the same subject you want to write so there's no point? Here is some … Continue reading Lessons from a writers conference: Only you

Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

  What the book is about: Still Alice is the story of Alice Howland, a Harvard psychology professor and researcher. Her story begins with her busy life and progresses through stages of forgetfulness until one incident leaves Alice with no choice but to pursue medical assistance in figuring out her forgetfulness problem. Alice is diagnosed … Continue reading Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova