Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing

Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing I get letters almost daily from people who want to write a novel. Most of them have started one, and some are close to the end of their book. But once the writing starts, the fears come quickly. We know what we want to say. We know what story we want to share . . . but the words on the page often don’t match. We look at our manuscript and see that {Read More}

Ways I Fuel My Creativity

  Ways I Fuel My Creativity I’m an author of a lot of books and a lot of blogs— 40+ and 3,000+ respectfully! I write a lot. I plot a lot, but one of my biggest weaknesses is in taking time to consider how to fuel my soul. There’s a lot outbound and if I’m not careful I get drained. Creativity: There’s a lot outbound and if I’m not careful I get drained.  @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Ways I fuel my writing day: {Read More}

Free Printables for Writing Your Novel

Free Printables for Writing your Novel Are you interested in writing a novel but you don’t want to start? Do you learn by doing? Do you want easy-to-use worksheets to help novel writing made sense? I’ve pulled together a ton of FREE Printables for you. A few are mine, but most of them are awesome resources that I’ve found around the Internet. Yay! FREE Printables for your next novel, collected by @TriciaGoyer! Click To Tweet   Story Ideas Create a Writer’s {Read More}

I Write How I Cook: Little of This, Little of That

I wanted to make a chicken pot pie. I’d googled a recipe the other day while I was writing my shopping list—making sure I had all the ingredients—but for the life of me I couldn’t find that recipe today. So instead I looked at three other recipes and then decided to do my own thing. It turned out delicious. Here’s the recipe. Easy-Peasy Chicken Pot Pie   1 bag of frozen chicken breast strips—Grilled and Ready® by Tyson worked great! {Read More}

My Writing Desk | Lynn Austin

On the desk around my monitor I keep reminders of all the urgent things I need to get done. There’s my calendar and the weekly list I make of top priorities for that week. There is also the chapter-by-chapter outline of the book in progress so I can see where I’m going and where I’ve been so far in the story.  On the wall behind my monitor is a bulletin board with pictures of my characters and scenery from the {Read More}

Instead of Looking for the Right Publisher, Focus on Becoming the Right Writer

The Wrong Focus I started writing in 1994 when I was pregnant with my third baby. I was 22 years old with some college under my belt. I’d been a Christian less than five years, and I’d read only one book about writing before I prepared my proposal for submission to a publisher via a writer’s conference. And as my friend and I drove to Mt. Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference, do you want to know what my biggest worry was? {Read More}

My Writing Desk | Stephanie Reed

Thanks so much for allowing me to share my space with you. Although I now do most of my writing on a laptop, a view of it and my toes would be pretty dull. My desk has more character. We bought this computer desk and chair at an Amish furniture shop. The keyboard is on a handy sliding tray, which can be hidden by a false drawer front that flips up. It matches the real drawer to the right, and {Read More}

My Writing Desk | Nancy Moser

  To explain my writing area . . . it’s a bit unconventional.  I have never used a keyboard placed upon a desk but would always rest it in my lap. So I finally gave into my habits and bought a leather chaise lounge chair so I could have my feet up and use the keyboard in my lap comfortably. I placed my monitor on a little table two feet past my feet.  I have a credenza to my left {Read More}

My Writing Desk | Carolyne Aarsen

  Here’s the writing space. Unedited. As it is right now. Some explanation is in order. The pink chair is left over from the grandchildren who were just up for a visit and love to check out my office. The white box on one corner of the desk is my latest gadget waiting to be hooked up—the Leap Controller. I love gadgets and am forever looking for just the right one. The other white box is my router, which gives {Read More}

My Writing Desk | Shelley Shepard Gray

I’m sure I have one of the messiest desks, ever. Years ago I taught myself to only write here; I rarely sit at this desk unless I’m working. I put up the W-R-I-T-E letters above my desk to remind myself to do just that. 🙂 Consequently, I don’t do much else in my office besides write or do emails. Hmmm . . . maybe I should consider putting up the letters C-L-E-A-N too? Here’s a quick rundown of what’s currently {Read More}

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