Writing life

Making a Difference — Transparently

One of the teachers and keynote speakers at the Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference was Cecil Murphey. In case you're not familiar with him, Cec is a New York Times bestselling author and international speaker who has written or co-written more than 100 books. Some of his best known titles include Committed But Flawed, 90 Minutes… Continue reading Making a Difference — Transparently

Writing life

The Editor Scoop

When you’re at a writers’ conference, one of the best ways to learn what editors or literary agents want is to attend open forum-type sessions where they answer questions. We had a few opportunities at the Philadelphia Conference to sit in on panel discussions with literary agents, magazine editors, and book editors. During one of… Continue reading The Editor Scoop

God sightings, Writing life

Philly Conference Recap: Better Than Deserved

I’m back from the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers conference, and have narrowed my current state of mind down to two adjectives: exhausted but exhilarated. Going to a conference (especially one that lasts several day, like Philly) will wear you out – body, mind, and soul. You’re probably sleep deprived from the get-go after spending hours… Continue reading Philly Conference Recap: Better Than Deserved

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