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Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo

When I discovered the list of Emotional Wounds on http://www.onestopforwriters.com last year, I was beyond excited. One of my novel projects would involve the POV of three sisters facing life-changing events and I needed to get to know each of these characters personally and separately in order to give each woman her own voice, struggles, … Continue reading Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo

Allowing God’s Word to Take Root Before the Attack will Equip us to Overcome

God is in the business of rebuilding, restoring, and renewing the lives of those who desire to yield to his will and live beyond themselves. But when the enemy takes a hold and we give into a season of sin, we may feel like we will never experience the victory. If we have sewn God's … Continue reading Allowing God’s Word to Take Root Before the Attack will Equip us to Overcome

When your will isn’t enough to overcome your weariness 

I had an amazing time at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers conference back in April -- wait, April?! Has it really been almost five months? How disappointing that I haven't accomplished more. And I was doing so good at self-care and working on my recent WIPs... then summer hit. Summer has never been a good … Continue reading When your will isn’t enough to overcome your weariness 

One Stop for Writers Emotional Wounds Thesaurus – Sharing as I Create Deep Characters for my WIP – PART 1

While seeking ways to create different, yet deep character traits for three sisters in my current WIP, I started to explore One Stop for Writers Emotional Wound Thesaurus. I had just ordered the Emotion and Negative and Positive Trait Thesauruses for reference, but didn't know how powerful using these three resources could be until I … Continue reading One Stop for Writers Emotional Wounds Thesaurus – Sharing as I Create Deep Characters for my WIP – PART 1

Ode to Psalm 129 #April #PoetryMonth

Stair 10 in the Psalms of Ascent (Stepping Up Study by Beth Moore) At the beginning of 2008, I participated in a group Bible study on the Psalms of Ascent. I truly miss diving into the word via Beth Moore's teaching. On occasion, I will take out my box of Bible study workbooks (I once … Continue reading Ode to Psalm 129 #April #PoetryMonth