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By Hannah Howe Note: Hannah Howe interned with me this spring during her final semester of college. She did a fine job and offers these lessons gleaned through her college and internship experiences. During the past several years, I’ve pursued a BA in writing and interned with both Breathe Christian Writers Conference and AB Writing […]
My daughter Abby has the unique gift of comparing humans to animals. She studies a person, then comes up with the best animal comparison ever. She’s spot on every time, sending us into howls of laughter. Sometimes I come across two or three wildly different books that have one or two similarities worth comparing. This […]
Two books I read recently made me think about books I’ve read in the past and how they have influenced my thinking and life. The pair couldn’t be more different: one a hilarious, profane, insightful look at books and ideas that had an impact on a librarian’s life; the other a literary, academic study of […]
Mesu Andrews (pronounced mee-sue) is well known for her fiction based on biblical figures. Her novel Miriam was a Christy Award finalist and her newest novel, Isaiah’s Daughter, will be released in February. This accomplished writer talks about her fiction and her writing life. Q: What do your readers say they like about your biblical […]
2017 was a great year for novels with storylines involving writers. Four were on my reading list, and should probably be on yours if for no other reason than they are about writing. Rachel Hauck’s The Writing Desk is a luscious time-jump tale with a writing desk in the middle. Tenley Roth has one bestseller, […]
I haven’t posted a new blog entry in months and I’m trying not to feel guilty about that. The summer was filled with writing two books which, frankly, took priority over blogging. One book was a co-writing project with Bill Blacquiere, soon-to-be-retiring director of Bethany Christian Services. The Call to Care helps focus readers on […]
December and January are lost causes when it comes to social media. Between holiday preparations, birthdays, and high school wrestling, the last month of one year and first month of the next are post-less in my world. I have a hard time getting back to it until I remember the importance of small things. Doing […]
Last summer my writing group visited my parents’ cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We scattered around inside and out in the mornings to work on our writing projects; in the afternoon we went on an adventure. In the evenings we talked and laughed. What a wonderful time away in a place that demands relaxation and […]
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