Category: Books for Writers

Creativity

I recently read Images and Idols—Creativity for the Christian Life by Thomas J. Terry & J. Ryan Lister. It was published by Moody Publishers in 2018. This is a very small book filled with very big ideas. It gave me much to contemplate and… Continue Reading “Creativity”

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now… Continue Reading “MY PINTEREST”

Books for Writers-Writing Irresistible Kidlit

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole. Writing Irresistible Kidlit is a Writer’s Digest book. It was published in 2012. I write picture books because… Continue Reading “Books for Writers-Writing Irresistible Kidlit”

Review-Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of STEERINIG THE CRAFT: A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GUIDE TO SAILING THE SEA OF STORY by Ursula K. LeGuin Dear Writers, If the beauty of language thrills you; If you love weaving words, sounds and silences as they move… Continue Reading “Review-Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story”

Books for Writers – Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers

Another Book for Writers – Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers At the Ohio Christian Writers Conference I purchased the little book Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers by Edie Melson. I’m already making use of Melson’s suggestions in my… Continue Reading “Books for Writers – Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers”

How to Write Short Stories

How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career (Kindle Edition) by James Scott Bell. Published by Compendium Press in 2016. In high school and college I enjoyed reading short stories immensely. I still do. I like taking on projects… Continue Reading “How to Write Short Stories”

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way by Laura Purdie Salas and Lisa Bullard is the second book in the Children’s Writer Insider Guides that I have read. It follows the same short and sweet format as Picture Books The Write Way. I like that.… Continue Reading “Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way”

Picture Books the Write Way

 A Children’s Writer Insider Guide from Mentors For Rent – Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas. Picture Books the Write Way by Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas is one of my newest books On My Kindle Shelf. It contains about 40 pages that answer… Continue Reading “Picture Books the Write Way”

Called To Write-Part 2

Called To Write: Biblical Truths For Bloggers and Authors By Rev. C.M. Logan and K.M. Logan Has it been a while since you signed a writing contract? You know, for that incredible novel on your hard drive? Or for your adorable picture book? Maybe… Continue Reading “Called To Write-Part 2”

Ten things to do by Linda Ashman

Many thanks to author Linda Ashman for permission to “borrow” this page from her website.  Linda is the author of more than thirty-five delightful picture books and the creator of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on… Continue Reading “Ten things to do by Linda Ashman”

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