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10 Ridiculous Things I Did Instead of Write

Successful writers agree on only one thing – writers must write every day. Not talk about, dream about, or study about writing. Write. Daily word or page goals are encouraged. The downside to the advice “Put butt in chair and write”  is that sitting is the new smoking. Our bodies take a beating from a sedentary life. Writers get sore shoulders, […]

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Social Media is NOT the Antichrist @MindyJPeltier

Social Media is not the Antichrist

Some hail social media as an antichrist that’s corrupting the world. As with each technological advance throughout history, people tend to take sides and proclaim it “good” or “evil.” It is neither. It is there. The explosion of social media opened a vast territory to be explored and conquered. Each tentative step encountered blessings and dangers. The brave ones step into […]

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The Day My Words Came Back

I always had an abundance of words, both written and spoken. Walking into a crowd of new people was an expedition to introduce myself and collect more friends. As soon as I learned to write, I wrote letters. Relatives, friends, and pen-pals received several pages scribbled with experiences that thrilled or broke my heart. As I grew, I […]

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2016 Is Fresh With No Mistakes In It

A favorite inspirational quote is from Anne of Green Gables. You know, Anne with an “e”.  After getting caught reading Ben Hur instead of studying Geometry, Miss Stacey gently reproves her. After they talk about Anne’s punishment, she bursts out with relief, “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it!” Miss Stacey smiles and adds, “Well, […]

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Be a #FanGirl, not a #Stalker

We all have heroes. With today’s social media it’s easy to lurk in the shadows and be a #stalker. We read their posts, stare at their pictures, listen to their music, read their books, buy their merchandise, but never interact. We’re not a true #fangirl. That’s a good start, but a one-sided relationship isn’t a relationship. It’s time to step out from […]

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#Fangirl Moments at ACFW Conference

#FanGirl Moments at ACFW

I admit it. I’m star struck. Wouldn’t you be if you met your heroes? Attending the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) writers conference was a game-changer for me. I met my author heroes and learned from them in workshops and conversations. My fictional friends have taught me how to live and die, parent, be a spouse, restore my faith, make and […]

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