I can’t start working on a piece of writing until I have the right names for my main characters. Characters are, after all, like your children, and you need to take the time to find the perfect name. And once you do find the right name, the character becomes real. I love scouring my baby … Continue reading How to Name Characters
A Book I Turn to When…
Books can be friends and reminders. We turn to books to learn and sometimes to escape. Books can hold special memories and can be comfort to turn back to. If you’re like me, these are your favorite books—the rereads you keep coming back to for different reasons. Today I wanted to share with you some … Continue reading A Book I Turn to When…
5 Tips on Starting a Writing Project
Writing a novel is a daunting task. Starting with nothing but an idea and a blank page, you have to come up with thousands of words to tell a story. Hours of brainstorming, world-building, drafting, and editing are before you, and it’s one of the scariest places to be. I’m at the beginning right now. … Continue reading 5 Tips on Starting a Writing Project
A Writing Resource You Should Be Using: Hoopla Digital
A while back I wrote about falling in love with audiobooks and how listening to books is a great way to fit in more reading in your life. At the time I had just discovered the app Hoopla Digital—a resource my library lets me use for free—and I had no idea how life-changing this app … Continue reading A Writing Resource You Should Be Using: Hoopla Digital
How to Get Ideas: Sermons
Writers are always asked how they come up with their ideas, but it’s often hard to know exactly where a story idea comes from. Ideas seem to come from anywhere and everywhere, and they sometimes come when you’re not even trying. But for those who are newer to writing and for those who are having … Continue reading How to Get Ideas: Sermons
My First Post for We Are Beautiful!
Last month I announced that I would be writing for the Christian blog We Are Beautiful, and today my first post was published on their blog! I’m so excited for this chance to write devotionals, which I’ve felt God calling me to write in addition to my fiction. The theme for We Are Beautiful’s posts … Continue reading My First Post for We Are Beautiful!
Give Yourself a Break
Are you burnt out from trying to reach your goals? Last week I wrote a reflection about how I’m falling behind with my 2018 goals. I discussed how I was going to refocus, since focus is my word for the year. I realized I needed to focus on God and what he is doing in … Continue reading Give Yourself a Break
This is the first week of July, which means we’re at the halfway point of 2018, so I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my goals for this year and see how I’m doing. Instead of making new year’s resolutions, I choose one word to guide me for the year. 2018’s word is … Continue reading Refocus
I have some exciting news that I wanted to share with you all—I’m going to be writing for the wonderful Christian blog We Are Beautiful! For a long time I never wanted to write nonfiction. I thought that truths were better shared through fiction, and so I made that my focus as I grew as … Continue reading Exciting News!
Write Through It
God has shown up in my life in a very big way recently, and so today I want to share more of a personal story with you. I’ve been dealing with eye issues for ten years now. It started with just dry eyes in high school, but for the last several years, in the fall … Continue reading Write Through It