approach to writing

Writing from the Pantry

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Some people can take a bunch of random ingredients from the pantry and create a delicious meal. I am not one of those people. When I watch the cooking competition show Chopped, in which chefs are given obscure (and sometimes rather icky) ingredients with which to make a gourmet dish,…

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Ode to the DMV

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This week’s On, In, and Around Mondays is inspired by my trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew my license. Once again, prepositions take center stage. Where are you writing from this week? L. L. Barkat invites you to tell all about it in the post series On,…

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Which type of writer are you?

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In preparation for the Write-to-Publish conference, I visited the Web sites of several publishers that were to be in attendance there. An editor from Pray! magazine (also representing its sister-publication Discipleship Journal) was on the schedule, so I visited the site to review its submission guidelines. This is how the…

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How do you ‘Learn the Craft’?

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Tell me, how do you learn the craft?  It’s easier than I thought. And more difficult. Learning the craft of writing requires my whole heart. That’s simple, but it’s not easy. I just attended the Write-to-Publish conference in Wheaton, Illinois. It was fabulously intense, challenging, and motivating. One of the guest speakers was…

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