On my Writing Tips Blog I offer writing tips and encouragement as we journey together in our writing ministry. (I blogged previously at Next Step Coaching Services with Amy Carroll.)
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Latest Writing Tips
Trusting God’s Promises to Move Beyond Doubt About Our Writing with Angie Baughman
I’ve been talking to writers about overcoming doubt in the writing process. Every writer, no matter how new or experienced, feels doubt at some point when writing. I think it helps to know we’re not alone in this! And we can learn from others how to overcome that doubt. Today I’m welcoming my friend, Angie…
Overcoming Doubt About Your Writing with Mari Eygabroad
Beyond the Shadow of Doubt Writing Series: Part 2 Every writer, no matter how experienced and published, experiences doubt during their writing journey. I think it helps to know we’re not alone when we’re doubting our writing. Listen in today as I talk to friend and author, Mari Egyabroad, about how she has dealt with…
How Writing Vulnerably Can Trigger Doubt About Our Writing
Beyond the Shadow of Our Writing Doubt Series Part 2 Writing vulnerably is a great way to connect with your reader, but, boy, it can sure trigger doubt! Often as Christian writers, we are writing from our own challenges and struggles. We know that writing with realness and vulnerability helps us to connect with our…
How Do We Move Beyond Our Doubts About Our Writing?
Beyond the Shadows of Our Writing Doubts Part 1 I’ve been struggling with some doubts about my writing. What about you? Maybe you’re staring at a blank screen and feeling stuck. Maybe you write some but then delete everything. Maybe your focus or direction isn’t clear. I get it! I’ve been in that place! But…
Do You Know the Steps of the Writing Process?
Writing is a process, not a one and done activity. The writing process includes these 5 steps: Prewriting Rough Drafting Revising Editing Final Drafting Let’s take a look at each of the 5 steps. Prewriting This step refers to what we do before rough drafting and includes researching and outlining. When you research, you may…
How to Incorporate Scripture in Your Writing: Use an Introductory Phrase
There’s a right way to incorporate Scripture into your writing and a wrong way to do that. Incorporating Scripture the right way makes your writing look professional. Doing it the wrong way makes your writing look amateurish. As a writing coach and editor, I’ve seen lots of mistakes when it comes to incorporating Scripture. Here’s…
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Let’s Examine Our Holiday Season Choices
My husband and I have been reflecting on holiday season choices we’ve made in the past, and we’re analyzing which ones served us well and which ones didn’t. For us, that means looking at our choices in light of honoring God, others, and ourselves. Here are a few purposeful choices we’re making for the holiday…