Category Archives: Writing

The Treasury of Words

A few weeks ago on Facebook, someone commented in passing that they really needed to find a good thesaurus. The commenter was a friend of a friend, and so I don’t recall who it was. The pertinent fact was that … Continue reading

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Walking Toward Christmas Now Published!

I spent some time a few years ago, writing an Advent devotional for myself. I had selected verses to take me from the beginning of the Advent season all the way to Epiphany. When I was growing up, in our … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Another Time or Place Through Words

I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact of words lately. I’ve had a number of editing jobs, covering different types of material: a biblical fantasy, a children’s book, an academic thesis, and a scholarly analytic volume. Each required a … Continue reading

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Bradbury’s Influence

I’ve been reading Ray Bradbury: the Last Interview this last week. I’d recently come to realize how much Bradbury had influence my own writing. I had not thought about it because I wasn’t a reader who was immersed in his writing. … Continue reading

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Passion For Work

On Facebook earlier today, artist Colleen Doran posted a link to an interesting blog article that featured some comments by Mike Rowe about the “follow your passion” advice that usually gets passed around easily. Rowe’s comments gave me some food … Continue reading

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Themes that Run Through My Work

I find it that sometimes and idea or concept that I have touched on in one work reappears in something else, often years later. Over the weekend, I set myself back to working on my devotional study of the First … Continue reading

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Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” Appeals to Editors

It’s been passed around on Facebook a lot this last week, and I’ve avoided looking at it… mainly because it is so easy to get distracted when I’m pushing to finish a major editing job. But a friend urged me … Continue reading

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The Books Have Arrived!

After a lot of work in writing, correcting galleys, working at promoting the book, my author copies have finally arrived! The Creature took the time to examine the book, checking out how the landscape format works. He decided he was … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Day

So, yesterday, I had my screenwriters group in the morning. We had a very good session giving notes on two scripts. It’s the benefit of having a long, consistent history together: you know the others are interested in helping you … Continue reading

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Sticking to the Point

I’ve been reading through The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume lll: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963 lately. The flow of his correspondence from amiable acknowledgements to his readers to business exchanges with his publishers to the relaxed exchanges … Continue reading

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