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Happy 5th Anniversary on the Blog!

And it all started five years ago today with a post called Risky Behavior. As one kind person commented, that first day was like throwing a blog-warming party. Here’s a look back on the past half decade. Coming To This … Continue reading

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On Hatching – eggs, ideas and writing

[Today’s guest post is from Susy Flory, a friend who is also an outstanding writer. This short piece has taught me more about what to do with ideas and writing than anything I’ve read in a long time. Please let … Continue reading

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The Three Reasons She Writes (none of which are “Because I Must!”)

[Today’s guest post is from Jennifer Grant, a wonderful writer and an outstanding encourager, who brings both to bear in this piece on writing. How can you not enjoy reading someone who can put the Rolling Stones, Star Trek and … Continue reading

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The Number One Secret To Becoming An Accomplished Writer

There’s a relationship between writing and actually being a writer? Who knew? ***

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Housework or Writing? The Daily Dilemma

I was going to write. Then I decided to clean the roller brush on the vacuum cleaner instead. True story.

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How to Make the Right Call Every Time

[From the archives.] “Tony Scalia, here!” That’s what I heard on the other end of the line, coming to me from across the continent. Let me back up. You can guess that I appreciate good writing. I appreciate it when … Continue reading

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On Writing, Grammar, and the Greatness of God (along with a few other thoughts)

Random thoughts I’ve had this past week or so: A question for everyone who wants to abolish “whom” – will you agree to do without him and her as well? Some of us write because if we said the things … Continue reading

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How to Write a Better Blog and Preach a Better Sermon – tips from George Orwell

You will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible. (Isaiah 33:19.) *** In his short 1946 essay Politics and the English Language, George Orwell describes the decline he saw in the English language. … Continue reading

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Why I Write? (Hint: Not Because I “Must”) – a guest post from Jennifer Grant

[Today’s guest post is from Jennifer Grant, a wonderful writer and an outstanding encourager, who brings both to bear in this piece on writing. How can you not enjoy reading someone who can put the Rolling Stones, Star Trek and … Continue reading

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A Room of Her Own – a guest post from Keri Wyatt Kent

[I am so excited to have Keri Wyatt Kent guest posting here today, bringing us this amazing essay on writing and life.] *** In an oft-quoted lecture on women and fiction, Virginia Woolf remarked that a woman needs a room … Continue reading

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