I find it amazing that you’ve written from over 40 countries to tell me that you like the books I write and the people who are my characters. I’m delighted and so is my husband Roy! If you want to know a
This time of year…..A Do-It-Yourselfer Blog
My husband, a long-time teacher, who is now taking it easier, often wakes up saying, “Oh! I missed the yellow school bus this morning!” How about you? Yes, June, July, and August are over. And maybe someone who helps you
Are there times when it’s important to be uneasy or afraid?
YES! Sometimes we feel uneasy because of the things we see happening around us. If you feel uneasy (often a jiggly kind of uncomfortable feeling) about something, ask yourself why. Is someone asking you to do something wrong—something that could
German Translations Now Available
Thanks to all of you who have e-mailed me from Germany. What fun it is to hear how much you like the 10 mystery novels in the Die Abenteuerwälder — The Adventure Woods series! I’ve also heard good reports from those
Viking Quest school project
Minnesota students, Judd and Jeremiah, needed to do a school project with a missions perspective. They chose the Viking Quest series and portrayed Lois as a missionary going to Norway through her books. They didn’t know that long ago when
Put your thoughts about writing as a vocation in just a few words.
Ask yourself, What are my motives for writing? Write because you cannot help but write. Write because you want to help people through your words
How can I go beyond being afraid?
Yes, I’ve noticed that often I’m reluctant to turn on the news. Maybe you’re feeling the same way. While I want to know what’s happening in the world, I sometimes find it overwhelming. You too? Then I remember something I’ve
Is being an author hard work?
Yes, it can be very hard work. I like to begin every day by having devotions—reading the Bible and praying. That helps me get started, and often my best ideas come out of that time. When writing goes well I’m
I’m older and I’ve really worked at writing. What about me? Where can I get published?
Look for Writer’s Market in your favorite bookstore or the reference section of your public library. Sally Stuart’s Christan Writers’ Market Guide is also available in some stores or check out her website: www.stuartmarket.com. Because the information changes so often,
I want to be a writer, but where can I get published?
It depends on your age and experience and how much you’ve worked at writing. Where are you in your schooling? Seek out good writing courses. Keep improving your writing. Understand the importance of timing. The most important thing is not