Posts Tagged "Tracy Groot"

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 4, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

We’ve all heard it: Writers are readers. You’ve heard it from Stephen King and Tracy Groot, at Breathe and from fellow writers. It’s repeated so often because it’s true. If you want to improve as a writer you must, must, must dedicate time to reading. But you’re busy. Right? You’re just working on getting your writing time in amidst the every day of day-jobs and...

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How the Breathe Conference Connected Me to…Community. by Tracy Groot

How the Breathe Conference Connected Me to…Community. by Tracy Groot

By on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

I’m the most gregarious introvert I know. I love people and I love solitude almost equally. (People edge out solitude; Jesus won’t let me get away with it.) So when Cynthia Beach, lo, these many years past, suggested a writer’s conference where we “give back”, I wasn’t enthused. “Oh, joy bells,” I thought sourly; “Another massive socialistic movement to drain time...

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What Imagination Does by Tracy Groot

What Imagination Does by Tracy Groot

By on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Susie had a terrific prompt for a blog post: “What was the inciting incident in your life that convinced you to pick up a pen and start writing?” I wanted to write since I was 8, and did, here and there in knockabout fashion, gaining experience if not solid purpose—until the Inciting Incident in my mid-twenties. My father-in-law told me his story of growing up in...

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From My Least to God’s Complete – Jamie Brummel’s Breathe Story

From My Least to God’s Complete – Jamie Brummel’s Breathe Story

By on Jan 11, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Vacation. An annual retreat. Favorite holidays and anniversaries. There are just certain dates on the calendar you look forward to every year, and the second weekend in October is one of mine. Breathe Christian Writers Conference reminds me that I am not alone in the difficult ministry of writing. I have a tribe out there who understands how challenging the work is...

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