Category: Starting over

The Most Magnificent Thing

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall The Most Magnificent Thing was written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. It was published in 2014 by Kids Can Press. An unnamed little girl has a wonderful idea to build the most magnificent thing. She’s not…

Online Courses for Christian Writers

Online Courses for Christian Writers by Jean Matthew Hall Writers can find thousands of online courses to improve their skills. Today I’m directing you to two online sources for continuing education for those who write from a Christian worldview. Serious Writer Academy was started by…

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…

On My Shelf Again

The books that belong On My Shelf have been packed in boxes and out of sight and reach for more than a month. And my “shelf” didn’t even exist. For this writer that’s kind of like trying to type or word process my words…

The Way Back – Part 6 “Finale”

I did it. It was scary at first, but I finally dove in.   Since last Friday I’ve been tossing weird “What if…” ideas around in my head. Nothing developed from them. So, I cheated. Just a little. On my laptop I keep EVERYTHING…

The Way Back – Part 5

Wednesday night I sat in front of my laptop and REWROTE something. I started out revising a PB manuscript I’ve been working on for years. As I worked I could see LOTS of places that needed help – a lot of help. So, I…

The Way Back – Part 4

PTL! I’m eager to share with you how the Lord provided for me last week. I mentioned that I’m somewhat isolated because of my recent move. Well, since that post I found the Louisville Christian Writers (or https://www.facebook.com/lcwriters/)  who meet monthly just ten minutes…

The Way Back – Part 3

Step 4-USE ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES I need to review the basics, practice the intermediate things I’ve learned, and start learning something new to improve my writing and marketability. Easy-peasy, right? Websites and blogs for writers in every genre abound. Many have great archives. I’m…

The Way Back Part 2

I have to get my creative thinking back on track. Since December 30, I’ve been focused almost entirely on getting settled into our condo. Buying things, hanging things, returning things, unpacking things, donating unneeded things and cleaning things became all important to me. I…

The Way Back – Part 1

I’ve been absent from blogging, writing and social media for four months, but it seems like years. I desperately need to get back into the rhythm of praying, reading and writing daily. I decided that awakening this blog is the best place to start….

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