Posts Tagged "fiction"

The Renters – Answering the Call by Cathy Rueter

The Renters – Answering the Call by Cathy Rueter

By on Jan 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Stories have flitted in and out of my head many times over the years. I take this as part of my inner editor saying the storyline or characters aren’t that important; here today, gone tomorrow. Besides, being a longtime nonfiction writer and editor, fictional characters and stories weren’t really my thing to pen. For me, fiction was to read not write. I read about...

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Dialogue at Breathe by Carol Van Der Woude

Dialogue at Breathe by Carol Van Der Woude

By on Nov 10, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

It is a new season of life for me. My husband I have seven grandchildren and the opportunity to offer gentle guidance. My mother is in the latter stage of dementia and needs care from my sisters and me. And I feel called to write. Sometimes I am distracted by the chaos in our country. I need time in God’s word to keep a steady balance in my life, a hopeful attitude....

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Why Historical Fiction? by Pegg Thomas

Why Historical Fiction? by Pegg Thomas

By on Aug 28, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

I can’t tell you how many people roll their eyes and scrunch up their nose when I say that I write historical fiction. If they’re women, I usually ask if they enjoyed the TV drama Downton Abbey.  After a resounding yes, I’ll mildly put forth that Downton Abbey is a work of historical fiction. Their resulting expression can range from gob-smacked to skeptical, but...

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Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

By on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

A lover of all things fiction, I spent my childhood reading and writing. After getting a degree in English, however, books had lost much of their appeal, and it never occurred to me to write again. Instead, I pursued a career in hospitality. Then my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We’d been married less than a year. We were still figuring out how to function as a...

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When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

By on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

You finally finished your novel – congratulations! That’s something to celebrate, and celebrate you should … but then what? Is it time to hire an editor? That depends. How quickly do you want to publish, and how much money are you prepared to spend? Please don’t misunderstand – I’m not implying that hiring an editor costs too much or that hiring one will make the...

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