“Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.” Proverbs 10:17 — Crossway Bibles (2018-05-19). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (p. 534). Crossway. Kindle Edition. Our Witness is Important If our private lives don’t match our public lives, our writing suffers. More importantly, we have people… Continue reading Heed God’s Instructions
You Need a Real Job Summoned to my high school guidance counselor’s office, I learned not everyone thinks being a writer is a good idea. I still recall the meeting as if it were yesterday. “Why can’t I be an author?” I asked. I wanted to be the next Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Roth, or Ray… Continue reading Anyone Ever Laugh When You Say You’re a Writer?
There is truth in my saying. A writer is not a writer until he has written his article, short story or book and submitted the work. A traditional writer cannot sell the piece until the agent accepts it, shops it, and sells it. A self-published writer must write the book, edit the book, market the… Continue reading Kepler’s Aphorism #1 – You cannot be a working writer unless you submit your work.
Coming Here to Write Howdy yall. It is Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017. I’m sitting at my favorite table at the Starbucks at 2201 Preston Road in Plano, Texas. Located next to the Barnes and Nobles Bookstore, I’ve been coming here to write in the morning for years. I wake up every morning just before… Continue reading Tuesday Morning at Starbucks
Text: Proverbs 10:17 “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.” –Crossway Bibles (2011-02-09). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (p. 534). Crossway. Kindle Edition. As Christian writers, our witness is as important as the stories or poems we write. If our private lives don’t match… Continue reading Christian Writers Are God’s Provision For Others
I am currently attending the East Texas Christian Writer’s Conference at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. Yesterday at the conference we received a two-part challenge. First, “as Christian writers” write a “personal writing mission statement”. Second, share it with someone to get their response. Well, I always do my homework on time. I’m sharing what I… Continue reading Devotional: A Personal Writing Mission Statement