Can doubt play a positive role in your writing life?

[This blog post first appeared in the International Christian Fiction Writers blog, June 2018] If you’re a writer, you’ll have doubt. We all do. It comes with the territory. What amazes me is that even the most successful writers go through it. I was listening to the most recent NovelMarketing podcast and Jim Rubart made … Continue reading Can doubt play a positive role in your writing life?

Another sneak peek at The Baggage Handler …

So by now you know that The Baggage Handler will be published in March 2019, courtesy of the wonderful people at HarperCollins Christian.  I'm neck-deep in line edits at the moment, and revisiting some of the work that I haven't looked at in great detail for some months. I thought I'd share some with you … Continue reading Another sneak peek at The Baggage Handler …

The whooshing sound deadlines make as they fly by …

[This blog post first appeared on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog in May 20180. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” A great quote by Douglas Adams. Not useful, but entertaining, and uncannily reminiscent of the writing journey. Which you expect from Adams ... being a writer. … Continue reading The whooshing sound deadlines make as they fly by …

The two things I learned from meeting Robert Ludlum …

[This blog first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in May 2018]. Robert Ludlum had a firmer handshake than I was expecting. I don’t know what I was expecting or how I could even process it. Considering I’d worked extra over summer to fill a row on my bookshelf with his work, shaking his hand left my seventeen-year-old … Continue reading The two things I learned from meeting Robert Ludlum …

Returning the gift of generosity to my writing friends …

[This blog post first appeared on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog in April 2018]. Being a generous writer is something I aspire more to be. As writers, we are given so much at a God level – a story to write or the seed of an idea that germinates into something beautiful. We are … Continue reading Returning the gift of generosity to my writing friends …

Seeing how far you’ve come …

[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in April 2018] When you’re driving, there is one thing you do that really helps you navigate the way ahead. And to do it, it involves looking back. It’s when you look in the rearview mirror. That little mirror gives you a glimpse into where you’ve come from, … Continue reading Seeing how far you’ve come …