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On Writing a Book About My Late Husband’s Dementia

[Carol Noren Johnson gives a glimpse of what it’s like to write and then publish a book on marriage, dementia, loss, grief, hope and prayer.] During the illness of my late husband, Herb Johnson, I kept a blog of what … Continue reading

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The Day You Shared Your Umbrella

[Today’s guest post is from Cori Lynn, who writes of the benefits of not having your own umbrella.] It was a rainy afternoon at the West Coast Christian Writers Conference when I shared an umbrella with Robin Jones Gunn. In … Continue reading

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My High School Science Teacher Let Me Watch Game Shows for Homework

At 7:00 every weekday night the game shows came on. Not the same game show. Every night it was different. I watched them all. Game Show Science Beverly Kong taught biology at Oceana High School. She was quiet, small, and … Continue reading

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Writing Like a Girl – one man’s aspiration

I’ve been told by more than one commenter over the years that I write like a girl – or words to that effect – and they’ve not intended it as a compliment. Too bad for them, because I took it … Continue reading

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Clarity Can Be Elusive When Serving God – Even for a Writer

[Today’s guest post is from Sarahbeth Caplin.] Some people have a clear idea of how God will “use” them, especially if they came to faith from a struggle like drinking, drugs, or some kind of abuse. They know exactly who … Continue reading

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Avoiding My Own Toxicity

Sometimes I write in response to what someone else wrote. It could be a book, blog post, tweet, etc. My response might be supportive, reflective, or critical of the ideas expressed. Occasionally – particularly when criticizing an idea – a … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary on the Blog!

And it all started five years ago today with a post called Risky Behavior. As one kind person commented, that first day was like throwing a blog-warming party. Here’s a look back on the past half decade. Coming To This … Continue reading

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On Hatching – eggs, ideas and writing

[Today’s guest post is from Susy Flory, a friend who is also an outstanding writer. This short piece has taught me more about what to do with ideas and writing than anything I’ve read in a long time. Please let … Continue reading

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The Three Reasons She Writes (none of which are “Because I Must!”)

[Today’s guest post is from Jennifer Grant, a wonderful writer and an outstanding encourager, who brings both to bear in this piece on writing. How can you not enjoy reading someone who can put the Rolling Stones, Star Trek and … Continue reading

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The Number One Secret To Becoming An Accomplished Writer

There’s a relationship between writing and actually being a writer? Who knew? ***

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