Category Archives: Essays

3 Questions on Motivation That Can Move Your Story Forward

Looking for a way to get ‘unstuck’? These writing tips might help.

Christian Creative Nexus

A few weeks ago, I met a Christian Creative friend at a local coffee shop. As we settled into the conversation and polished off our Tim Horton’s coffees, she said the words that inspired this post: “I’ve gone back to a story I’ve been writing for years, but I’m stuck! I don’t know what to do.”

I like to coach writers whenever I can, so I was immediately interested in learning more about her problem. Usually, the solution is hidden in the information they share about why they’re stuck or how they got stuck. So, I listened a while and then asked: “What’s your story’s main conflict?”

When she couldn’t give a clear answer, I knew we’d found the answer to her problem. Of course, there are many reasons writers get stuck. But, for her, struggling to define the story’s conflict and, consequently, its impact on her character was a…

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My Movie Review: The Dark Tower |

I was asked to write another movie review for I chose to do it on The Dark Tower. I’d recently seen it so it was pretty fresh in my mind. And, well…okay, Idris Elba is in it so, yeah, no one had to twist my arm!

Anyway, check it out! The link is below. I know it was a controversial movie for some, but leave me a *polite* message below with your thoughts on the film. 🙂

Repost: Don’t Put Everything in Your Book

I am subscribed to The Steve Laube Agency blog because  its agents often post timely, useful, and practical articles about writing and publishing. I thought this post on the writer’s platform and its relationship to an author’s books was worth sharing.

I hope you enjoy today’s post by Click heading below for article. 

Don’t Put Everything in Your Book



Reblog: Let’s Talk about Rejections

Please click on the heading below to read the post:

An Open Letter to Editors & Agents: It’s Time to Talk About Rejections

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the submission-rejection process. Have you been treated to the ‘no response’ response or the super-vague “you’re just not right for us” rejection letter? Do you think these suggestions might be helpful? Share your thoughts below!



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