Moms-Who-Write – Elizabeth Cottrell

Writing mom and faith-based blogger Elizabeth Cottrell, brings a level of professionalism – and common sense – to the worlds of both writing and mothering. The Lie Writers Must Stop Believing By Elizabeth H. Cottrell, Heartspoken.com If you’ve got your act together, you should be able to balance your personal life and your professional life. Sounds reasonable…it’s a worthwhile goal, for sure. But as a home-based entrepreneur/writer, I’ve sometimes pushed myself beyond my emotional and […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Kathi Laughman

This week’s blog in the Moms-Who-Write series comes from life coach, writing colleague and teacher, Kathi Laughman. I hope her insights inspire you to put your love and affection for others in writing. Finding Life’s Harmony The idea of life balance has always baffled me. I’m quite certain no one who has raised children is behind it other than perhaps as a declarative revolt! We can plan and pre-plan within an inch of our life, […]

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Elaine Scott

My Writing Story – Houston Author Elaine Scott

I met Elaine Scott through my husband. They both teach Adult Sunday School classes at church. Elaine is a well-established professional author with over thirty traditionally published books to her credit. Her story demonstrates how becoming a successful author is often a combination of talent, persistence, and serendipitous opportunities. How did you get started in writing?  I was a full time homemaker, raising two young daughters. When I was young (in the 50’s) women had […]

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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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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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