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Top Ten Reasons to Attend a Writer’s Conference by Jocelyn Green

Top Ten Reasons to Attend a Writer’s Conference by Jocelyn Green

By on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Whenever writers/ aspiring authors ask me what they can be doing right now to achieve their goals, one ofthe things I tell them is to attend every writers conference they can afford (assuming the conference is high quality). Actually, attending writers conferences is also wonderful for published authors. I know times are tight, and writers are not wealthy people as...

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The Tenacity of a Writer by Melanie S. Pickett

The Tenacity of a Writer by Melanie S. Pickett

By on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

The definition of “perseverance” is “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” (Dictionary.com) The synonyms for the same word are “tenacity,” “determination,” and “staying power.” If you want to be a writer, one thing I know for sure is that perseverance tops the list of qualities you’ll need to possess. Almost none of us...

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On a Journey of Exploration by Deborah King

On a Journey of Exploration by Deborah King

By on Aug 14, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Breathe was my first writing conference. I’ve attended others since that first one, conferences that are bigger or focused in different ways. They’ve all been good, and I’ve learned so much at each one—but I’ll always hold Breathe in a special place in my thoughts. It’s the conference that felt like a leap of faith. A choice to invest in myself, to invest in...

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It’s Through Connections by Zina Hermez

It’s Through Connections by Zina Hermez

By on Aug 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

My career as a writer began when I sought after learning from professionals. I joined an online group called Fellowship of Christian Writers where I met authors who mentored me. Through friendly emails, classes, webinars, and a lot of self- study, I’ve been encouraged to write. I believe God puts people in our lives at the right time for His purposes. Nothing...

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Why I Never Would Have Written If Not for Goals By Cynthia Beach

Why I Never Would Have Written If Not for Goals By Cynthia Beach

By on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I love the idea of writing. Yet daily I resist it. With a heap of discouragement from my not-so-friendly Critic, my typical resistance routine goes like this: Cynthia: Gosh, now’s a good time to write. The Critic:  Write? Nah. What about all those rejections? Why don’t you do something useful instead like clean the lint out of the dryer vent? Cynthia: [She veers...

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