Sandwich Critiquing

You've been asked to read a friend's manuscript. After dutifully plowing through 100 pages of less-than-perfect, sometimes entertaining, but often difficult to understand prose you're left with one question: how do you tell your friend her manuscript needs a lot of work? Unless you really don't care about hurting your friend's feelings and possibly losing … Continue reading Sandwich Critiquing

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Discovering Passion And Purpose In Writing

I've often heard it said that everyone dreams of writing the next great novel. That may be, but few get beyond "trunk writing" and fewer still actually publish something of quality. Why is that? Perhaps it's because, while people may dream of being a "writer," only those with a true passion for writing can find … Continue reading Discovering Passion And Purpose In Writing

The Spiritual Side of Writing

How we live our spiritual lives is a passion for me, so it's really no surprise that I've begun work on Prayerfully Yours, a book about prayer (obviously :P). I wish I could say that taking care of my spirit is a number one priority and that I have it down to a science, but … Continue reading The Spiritual Side of Writing