Writing Like Me

When I was a kid I wanted to write like Judy Blume.
As a teenager, I wanted to write like R.L Stine and then like Stephen King.
In my twenties, I wanted to write a Caldecott Award Winner.
In my thirties, I wanted to write books for First Readers.
In my forties, I wanted to write like Lisa Terkeurst.
Isn’t it funny that the first thing I ever published was an article on a hotel renovation for a travel magazine? That was followed by being published in devotionals. Neither did I plan on writing.
As I get ready to turn 50, I look back at this journey and am amazed at His plan for ME.
He has a plan for each of us and I firmly believe that His hand is at work in what I am writing today.
So, tonight, I want to write like ME.

How Writers Can Be Their Own Valentine – by Angela Ackerman…

Love this! Thank you to Chris the Story Reading Ape for this gem!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Writers Helping Writers:

When February 14th rolls around, it’s a reminder to let certain people know that we love and cherish them. So, we buy chocolate, flowers, or go for a night out. Maybe we give the gift of time and make a favorite meal or dessert.

In reality, most of us don’t need a special day to show our love for the people in our lives.

But we do need a reminder to show love for the person we tend to forget about: OURSELVES.

So this year, think about how to put first.

Start with some meaningful gifts:

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All I Want for Valentine’s Day

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“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalm 51:10


Collapsing underneath the weight of despair,

He offers life for her dry bones.

Shattered pieces fall under fragility-

Broken and lifeless,

He holds her.

His exhale fills her lungs.

She inhales the Breath of Life,

and breathes again.

©2023 Raelyn Pracht

Monday Motivation: Stop Waiting

I do not have an office at home where I can sit and work on my writing. I don’t even have a desk. I am either at the kitchen table or upstairs in what we call our “meditation” room where I use a less-than-ideal tv tray as a desk. (A lot of times, I am sitting at a table at Dunkin Donuts, but that’s mostly because I am addicted to their coffee.)

If I waited for the perfect situation, I would never write anything.

One person I follow shared how he uses YouTube to create scenes. So, that’s what I have started doing. Let me tell you, it was perfect during this ice storm we had.

E.B. White, the author of “Charlotte’s Web” said:

“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

Let this be an encouragement to you. Find a place to write, wherever it may be.

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