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Jumping Into the Deep End

Many years ago, I spent many a hot summer’s day swimming in the pool at the local swim club. It had a shallow end, a middle part for lap swimming, and the deep end. At the deep end lay diving boards. And diving boards, for a kid, meant tons of fun. I’d already been off ...continue reading

The Best Rejection I Ever Got

I sat at the table in the appointment room at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference. Sweat built on my brow and on my hands. I gazed at the agent as he scrutinized my submission to him. Then he turned his kind gaze to me. We talked. He rejected my submission. What was my reaction? ...continue reading

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Renovating Exiled Heart

What’s your favorite television show? I’m game for anything related to home improvement. I love the way the hosts take a house that’s horribly outdated and in need of repair, strip it down to the studs, and rework it. These contractors see the potential, the good bones the house has, and they turn it into ...continue reading

5 Ways Writers Can Take Care of Themselves

Blogger’s Note: Due to the holiday season, this blog will be on hiatus until Monday, January 8, 2018. Friday finally arrived. Christmas was ten days away, and quite frankly, work had kept me on my toes and my mind constantly engaged. Long story short, I was pooped and wanted nothing more to go home and ...continue reading

5 Ways for Writers to Restore Balance in Life

It’s that time of year. Christmas is 14 days away. I’m also on a deadline for my next novel. My day job has been crazy. Long story short, I’m feeling a tad on the burned-out side. Sound familiar? Even without the complications of Christmas, burnout can happen, especially if you work full time, write, and ...continue reading