Posts Tagged "Connect to Create"

The First Step of the Journey by Mary Rozendal

The First Step of the Journey by Mary Rozendal

By on Dec 8, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

“Hey, girls — Will you please pray for me? I’m going to that Breathe Christian Writers’ Conference on Friday and Saturday, and I’m a little nervous. I’m going by myself, and I’m feeling very inadequate. I really don’t write as much as I want to, and I’m afraid that I’ll feel really out of place.” This was the...

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Atmosphere of Sanctuary by Lynn Olsson

Atmosphere of Sanctuary by Lynn Olsson

By on Dec 4, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

Breathe in, breathe out, you are my oxygen…writing; you are life giving to me. The Breathe conference is almost otherworldly in its provision of sanctuary for the tender writers soul. It’s a time when we come together to share our inmost parts and learn how to present ourselves to the world beyond. However, for me, something was amiss in the atmosphere this year;...

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A Perfection-Free Quill by Kandi Schultz

A Perfection-Free Quill by Kandi Schultz

By on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

My strongest area of writer-weakness—that’s what Don Perini, a plenary speaker, asked me to identify. He had a list on the screen. Two weaknesses stood out above the rest for me: perfectionism and procrastination. As I considered those two repeat-patterns of weakness in my own life, I labored over which of the two dastardly points was most prominent. I had to get...

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How to Find Your Writing Tribe by Julie Cantrell

How to Find Your Writing Tribe by Julie Cantrell

By on Nov 17, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Many of you remember Julie Cantrell from Breathe a few years ago. She offered us such encouragement and inspiration as our keynote speaker. This month sees the release of her fourth novel, Perennials.  *** Writing can be an isolating career, but by finding at least one trusted partner, novelists can help fuel one another’s creative spirits, offer moral and...

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Pursuing a Holy Nudge by Carol Graft

Pursuing a Holy Nudge by Carol Graft

By on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog | 9 comments

I know they say that if you write, in any form, then you are a writer. But it’s easy for me to feel disconnected from the title ‘writer’. I write, sure, “teachings”, for Sunday, or little 3 minute things on prayer, communion etc. Or a few times speaking/ teaching at small conferences, or teaching a workshop. But writing…like sit down with pen and legal pad, my...

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