Spiritual Encouragement

Merriest of Christmases! | Allyson West Lewis

I pray you find yourself blessed by the celebration of our Savior’s birth. What a remarkable thing God did, sending His son to save you and me! For many, the celebration has already begun—or perhaps it’s the shopping that has begun? It’s a season of cooking, baking, getting together with friends and loved ones and… Continue reading Merriest of Christmases! | Allyson West Lewis

Writing Craft

Your Story’s Most Important Question | Hope Welborn

In elementary school, we learned about “who, what, where, when, and how” – questions any good narrative should answer to clearly communicate what we’re trying to say. But I think we do ourselves (and our readers) a disservice if we fail to answer one other question – perhaps the most important question of all… WHY.… Continue reading Your Story’s Most Important Question | Hope Welborn

Spiritual Encouragement

Writer Disrupted 2022 | Allyson West Lewis

In the middle of 2022, I realized the last two years had derailed many close writer friends from the proverbial writing train tracks. I include myself in their midst. In 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the world shut down and employers sent everyone home. Bless the essential workers like the entire medical community, grocery… Continue reading Writer Disrupted 2022 | Allyson West Lewis

Writing Craft

How to start a critique group | Jill K Willis

Writers need writers. It’s true. We need like-minded wordsmiths to keep us engaged and encouraged. And we need multiple sets of eyes on our manuscripts to catch grammatical errors, typos, and holes in our stories. We could pay agents to be our cheerleaders and editors to ensure the soundness of our work. But why should… Continue reading How to start a critique group | Jill K Willis

Spiritual Encouragement

Another Time of Uncertainty

Transitioning out of the coronavirus epidemic, I expected to take a deep breath of relief. My husband and I looked forward to resuming travel with caution. After having to cancel twice because of the epidemic, Scott booked us for a third time on a river cruise in Europe. It starts in Germany and wends its… Continue reading Another Time of Uncertainty