writing time

The Write Time

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Time. Much like the weather, we talk about having too much or too little of it, but we can do nothing to increase or decrease our daily allotment of it. I notice that many authors posting on writing-related social media sites comment about needing more time to write. The relentless demands of daily life can make it hard to […]

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Alan Bourgeois Texas Authors

B. Alan Bourgeois and Texas Authors

Bourgeois, who founded Texas Authors in 2011,  knows how to market books and how much authors need help doing that. He is one of the rare literary world gems who can both produce books and help other authors market their work. He gained first hand experience when it comes to promoting books in the modern publishing world. To assist authors he launched Texas Authors to provide multiple marketing opportunities for the 9,000 published Texas authors. This membership-based […]

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Pearl S Buck collage

Pearl S. Buck – Author, Mother, Activist

The first author I remember reading and following was Pearl S. Buck. I was a fan long before I knew anything about her personal life. After I learned more about this multi-faceted woman, I grew even more fond of her. I admire how she so beautifully wove together a captivating story while addressing various social justice issues. Pearl S. Buck was born in 1892 – making her a contemporary of my grandmothers. That may explain […]

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The writing life

The Writing Life

Going home to a place he’d never been before, he left yesterday behind him (Rocky Mountain High by John Denver).              Last weekend I attended my first Story Circle Network Writer’s Conference in Austin. I’ve been to Austin many times and even lived there while completing my Master of Divinity studies, so the city doesn’t qualify as a place I’ve never been before. However, this particular group is new to me. The Story Circle Network consists of […]

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Rochelle Melander

Meet Rochelle Melander, Author, Coach, Teacher, and Pastor

“The only way to lose in the writing life is to quit writing,” says Pastor Rochelle Melander. I initially met this successful author, teacher and pastor through the small world of female Lutheran clergy who also write. Colleagues of mine told me about another female pastor/author I ought to get to know. Though we share in common that we have both served parishes as pastors, I know Rochelle first and foremost as a very successful […]

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