Tag: Kathryn Frazier

Distracted Writing

I’m distracted. My conscious thought is pinballing between dozens of logistics and social commitments, regrets and what ifs, bits and pieces of about six works in progress, the memory of an arcade pinball machine that my dad once brought home as a surprise, and wondering whether I brushed my hair today and…

Quick Reference Guide to Punctuating Dialogue in Fiction

For those of you who find yourselves either without a style guide, or too busy writing the next great American novel to get bogged down in the nit-picky details, I made you a handy-dandy, quick-reference chart for punctuating dialogue in fiction. Since most fiction is written in Chicago style (CMOS), that’s the style I used.

Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method

Ciao, writer peeps! I still have this eye thing limiting my screen time. Surely, there’s a blog post in there about serious writers overcoming all obstacles to express their craft. But I didn’t write it. Since I love you and want you to succeed,…

Celebrating Purim includes these 4 things.

Purim begins Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at sunset and continues until sunset Thursday, March 24. Purim is a freewill offering holiday, not commanded by the LORD under the Law of Moses, but rather instituted by the Jews to commemorate deliverance from a planned systematic genocide, as recorded in…

No one lied to us.

“Why don’t you go to another church?”
“Because I’m Catholic,” Harold answered.
“You’re not Catholic,” I argued, “if you don’t believe what they teach.”
Harold just smiled. “I’m Catholic.”
Harold and I were in high school, those extraordinary years of challenging our parents and forming opinions of our own. In some ways . . .

Avoid these 7 writing mistakes by listening.

  We writers refer to our writing personalities as voice, because readers “hear” us when they read our words. For the same reason, many of our writing mistakes can be corrected by simply listening to our own voices. With our ears. You can write every word,…

Legitimate writing contests open doors for new writers.

If you’re a newbie writer, winning a writing contest can plump your portfolio, give you confidence, earn you a little money, and help get your foot in the door with publishers. But only if the contest is legit.

The Seal of the Spirit

Whoever you are, right this minute, imagine that God accepts you, and that He calls you holy, pure, blameless. And not because He’s just tolerant, but because you are holy to Him. Not after you clean up. Not after you deal with some things. Right now. This minute. What would that feel like?

If you’re a writer, write about this.

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Love-Inspired Bible Crosswords to Print

St. Valentine’s Day is upon us, and I’m feeling the love!

As my gift to you, I made free, printable, love-inspired, Bible trivia crossword puzzles. They don’t say anything about St. Valentine’s Day though, just love, so you can use them all year.

Creative Studio Portfolio

I'm inspired, so I inspire

Ride the Pen

COPYEDITOR ~ WRITER ~ MERRYMAKER

Hebrew for Christians Blog

A personal blog by John Parsons, author of the Hebrew for Christians web site.

The Writer’s Dig – WritersDigest.com

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Marlayne Giron

My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalm 45:1

frugalfish

When you have NO money.

Kristen Lamb

Author, Blogger, Social Media Jedi

Precious Holidays

Celebrating Life in Jewish and Christian Harmony

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