Wednesday Writings, What I've Learned Lately, Writing life

What I’ve Learned Lately … with Jodie Bailey

Today I'm kicking off a new column that will appear on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month – What I’ve Learned Lately. One of the best things about being a writer is meeting people at conferences or through online groups who can be mentors, cheerleaders, and – ahem – motivators when needed. I’ve… Continue reading What I’ve Learned Lately … with Jodie Bailey

Wednesday Writings, What I've Learned Lately

What I’ve Learned Lately

Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the week, though if you’re like me and still have kids home from school because of ice and snow it might seem like a lot more days have passed. I’m so thankful I don’t get housebound too easily! We got brave and ventured out for supper and a quick trip… Continue reading What I’ve Learned Lately

Wednesday Writings, Writing life

Clues I’m Writing for Kids

One of the biggest changes in my writing life for 2010 was feeling God nudge me back to the audience I originally began writing fiction for – middle grade girls (sorry, guys -- I'm not trying to exclude you, but that's just the way it is right now). Why? I have no idea! But it… Continue reading Clues I’m Writing for Kids

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Wednesday Writing: Born Writers

  "For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word."  -- Catherine D. Bowen, American author, 1897-1973 Finding the right word. Isn't that what every writer strives for? It's why we write and rewrite and rewrite again -- because we want to say it perfectly.… Continue reading Wednesday Writing: Born Writers