In 2015, after spending a year writing my first manuscript, I attended a Christian writer’s conference. Talk about an eye-opener. The most valuable experience during those three days was Eva Marie Everson’s critique of my first three chapters. Her professional feedback made it clear my work was far from ready for primetime. At the same… Continue reading Four P’s on a Writer’s Journey | Pat Nichols
Last week at the online Women in Publishing Summit, I learned a new term: Literary Citizenship. Jane Friedman, editor of The Hot Sheet and publishing industry expert, mentioned the concept during her presentation, “Changes in the Publishing Industry.” She defined it as “a community of people in the publishing industry who support each other.” Jane… Continue reading Literary Citizenship | Jill K Willis
The 1918 Spanish Flu killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people in 15 months, according to the most widely cited analysis. There were living historians during that time. They wrote letters and journals that we have access to today. 1918 Mask-wearing rules implemented. We don’t yet have statistics for the duration and the loss… Continue reading History is Now—Write Your Story | Allyson Lewis
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV If nothing else, 2020 exposed one of my worst character flaws. I am… Continue reading Waiting | Cele LeBlanc
One steadying factor throughout all this chaos has been the North Georgia Chapter of ACFW. This is one of the most caring, faith-filled groups in which I’ve had the honor of participating. Members have given me hope at several points along my publishing journey when I’d been ready to quit.