Story Structure from the 23rd Psalm

“Nothing is new under the sun.” Soloman, the wisest man who ever lived came to this conclusion after years of chasing for that elusive something new. The Creator of all things placed in his created the desire to be like him – to build with our hands, hearts, minds, breath, and bodies – to create…

Help! Past or Present?

Help needed. Writer seeking input for WIP I’ve got my idea. I have characters. There’s a basic plot and a little over 23,000 words. There’d be more words if I didn’t have to keep going back to fix the tense of my verbs. It was never a problem before. I’ve always written in third person…

Growth for the New Year

So I think I told someone that I found out about the One Word idea last year, but I realize that’s incorrect. This is my fourth year using My One Word instead of New Year’s Resolutions. First of all, if you’ve never heard of My One Word, it’s an idea that began in the church…

NaNoWriMo

I had never heard of this thing – NaNoWriMo. What is it, you ask? It stands for National Novel Writing Month. When is it, you ask? You just missed it. It happens every year during the month of November. Right along with No Shave November. That was popular last year at the high school where…

My WIP (Work in Progress)

Hello Dear Readers and the literary curious, I’m in the editing phase with my first manuscript. (For about the tenth time. Who knew there was so much revision involved!) I can’t give you the title until after the results of ACFW’s First Impressions Contest because I entered it there. I am about 53,000 words into…