5 Ways to Frustrate Readers

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1. Kill characters because you find it fun Come on! You’re a writer and you enjoy this. In fact, you offer a comprehensive package: last words, cause of death, mourning, gravedigging, funeral services, and more mourning. You probably even bring the rain. This is your element but its benefits are twofold if you kill beloved characters for no plot-furthering reason. It … Read More

A Day in the Wilderness

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This weekend was my church’s annual Men’s Prayer Advance. We go low budget and tent camp in the middle of nowhere with zero facilities. I live in Arizona, specifically the Phoenix area. Camping here is a reenactment of Israel’s wandering in the desert–without the manna. After several preaching sessions on spiritual disciplines, we dispersed into the desert for a three-hour … Read More

Novel X Update

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If you got notified of a post on Wednesday and then it disappeared, sorry about that. It was an unsuccessful test of sorts. 🙂 And finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for!!!!!!!!!! MY NOVEL HAS A NAME! Yes, I decided that my NaNoWriMo novel is going to be titled “Crossroads”. Some family members have told me the title makes … Read More

Randomly Interviewing My Sister

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My sister Kate and I are generally writing buddies. We’re both authors with blogs and have been wanting to do something fun together, so we decided to take turns asking each other random interview questions. It was a lot of fun. (She cracks me up.) In case you don’t know who I’m talking about, Kate is the author of The … Read More