Is it too late?

We have a tenancy to believe when a person reaches a certain age they are useless. They are no longer productive. Consequently in their field of expertise they should retire and let a younger person take their place. Yet in the age field of creativity, many have not...

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The Timex Author

Many years ago the Timex watch company produced commercials featuring their timepieces. In these ads a watch would be subjected to torturous test. Taped to a baseball bat shot through glass or various other trials. At the end, a camera zoomed in on the watch to prove...

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I quit

I quit   How many times as an author, have you quit?  In the beginning, you struggled over your manuscript writing and rewriting.  You just could not find the right tempo.  Then one glorious day it all came together.  Your idea became a story. You breathed life...

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Imagine That?

One of the greatest gifts God gives to a fiction writer is an imagination. With it, He enables us to observe shootouts, car chases, births and deaths. To solve mysteries and relate these events to others. We weave stories together with the joys and sorrows of life. We...

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The professional Christian writer

                                          Paper Dolls Remember when you, your sister or a friend played with paper dolls? Even though the dolls’ clothes would change depending on their activity, their expression always remained the same. They stayed happy, smiling no...

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The thread that runs so true

The thread that runs so true Some of the best novels I read were confusing in the beginning. They seemed to be disjointed. They started in different locations perhaps years or generations apart. The characters appeared to have no relationship to each other.  If this...

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