It’s about knowing who you are as a writer and staying true to the course of what you’re called to. What your passion is, despite rejection or what others might tell you.
Writing takes great courage – sure, we can spend hours in our room typing out a story, but when we emerge, we have to show it to the world.
Life puts us in different situations that challenge us … and well, shakes our competence. Whether it’s moving to a foreign country, learning to surf, trying new foods, or even sending out queries and manuscripts to editors and agents. Stepping out of our comfort zones forces us to rely on God and not our own abilities.
The right way to think about our characters’ competence is, often, to look into their past.
I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately, teaching at various events–five events in five days. In my travels, I’ve met a variety of characters…definitely a gold mine for the writer in me. I took notes of peoples’ quirks, snippets of dialogue and basic observations for future characters. And I’ve had the opportunity to engage [...]
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That’s why I love the theme of this e-zine: Gifts of Gratitude. Every article is meant to point us toward that position of a new perspective through giving thanks.
I received a call from Susan May Warren notifying me that I was a finalist, but I didn’t know that I won until it was announced at the MBT Pizza Party at the ACFW Conference in St. Louis.
From glitter microphones to the improv hilarity, the 2011 MBT Pizza Party scored laughs and plenty of audience participation during the annual ACFW Conference in September.