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Is Writing Inspiration? Perspiration? Or Both?

At the keyboard, we experience moments when our muse bursts forth—words flow into inspired sentences, paragraphs, and chapters. But the opposite often occurs as well, times where each word typed feels agonizing. So which is it? Is writing purely inspiration, authors hurling beautiful phrases to...

Seriously, I Am a Writer.

If you always have a notecard and pen with you in case you have an idea, you may be a writer.  If you love office supply stores, or any stores where notebooks and pens are sold, you may be a writer. If you sit down regularly and...

God Wants More for Your Writing…Do You?

When I asked ABH President Fran Geiger Joslin to speak to my freelance writing class at Cairn University, she challenged me to think twice about whether I really wanted her input. She never gives the typical advice on topics such as how to get published,...

Top 10 Writing Tips by Mary DeMuth

So many new writers I meet are wide-eyed and have great dreams of being published and making a living with their words. Many have no idea the journey it takes to become a successful writer, meaning you actually earn a living as a writer. I’ve been at...

Love Your Readers

In the old English language, the word for “story” was the word “spell.” Therefore, to “tell a story” meant to “cast a spell.” Anyone who’s struggled to put down a good book knows what it feels like under this spell. Obviously this isn’t a literal...

Pray, Write, Repeat

Bone dry and seeking a jump start in my writing life, I eagerly soaked up every word of one of my favorite creatives, Andi Ashworth, at a recent writers workshop. I walked away with her tried-and-true mantra: pray and write, pray and write, pray and...

A New Year. A Blank Page. What will you write?

I love the possibilities a new year brings. Once the holidays come to a close, I look forward to putting away all the decorations and restoring order. My husband and I sweep away the few pine needles left behind by the Christmas tree. We safely store...

Writing Goals for the New Year

The New Year has arrived, and so has the resolution to write more. But when? A forty-hour work week, family, friends, weddings and funerals, vacations, doctors visits – how do we balance the normal ebb and flow of life and still complete our writing? A...

New Year Resolutions for Writers: Clear the Clutter

Once again, I find myself at the close of one year and the opening of another. I am in the middle of a time for self-evaluation. I reflect over the last year’s successes, as well as its disappointments. Certain events, I find, took me by...

Write to Change

I held my breath as the chairs began to fill. Fran began to speak. I smiled as all our hard work unfolded before my eyes. I lifted silent prayers to heaven, hoping the audience would grasp our message...