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Your Character’s Emotions by Constance Gillam

    The key, in my opinion, to a great reading experience is to establish an emotional connection between the reader and the characters. I struggle with bringing that emotion to life on the page and would be interested in how others do it. How do you as the writer tap into emotions? Sometimes I use music […]

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God’s Timing–a Call Story

By Piper Huguley I never thought that when I got “the call,” I would have to chose between two offers.  I always assumed that I would have no choice—I would just have to go with whomever offered to me. It didn’t happen that way. Also, if it weren’t for Twitter and Facebook, no contract. Both […]

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Book Reviews by Carol Burnside

Yep, that’s right. I’ve been reading again. Here are a couple more I recommend. MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover (New Adult) At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But […]

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Changing Styles

Normally, when I post here, I post about family-related topics. Today, I going to talk about something I seldom discuss: writing. I don’t mind answering questions about writing. It’s my favorite hobby. For me to write about writing, though, is a step out of my comfort zone. On this blog, we often discuss writing in […]

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It’s Moonlight and Magnolias time in Atlanta

by Maxine Davis It’s that time of year again.  The Moonlight an Magnolias Conference will be October 10-12 and offers so much on so many levels.  The often-published author and the to-be published author has more from which to select than they can do in three days. Yes, there are workshops, speakers, editors, agents, and […]

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Is Half a NaNo Better Than No NaNo? by Sia Huff

Everywhere I turn lately, I see NaNo…blurbs, emails, blogs, articles, even classes. Yes, there are now classes on how to prepare for NaNo. For those of you who aren’t aware, NaNo is short for National Novel Writing Month. http://nanowrimo.org/ A writing challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days. In the past, I’ve always balked. November […]

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