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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

A Dream Fulfilled

A Dream Fulfilled will be released January 29, 2005. It's as wonderful a feeling as the first time! Although writing is work, a lot actually, I hope to write until the day I die. I love it that much! Words have always been an important part of me. Now I can take those words I love, the imagination God has given me, and turn a blank page into a creation! Oh, the power of words!

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Goodbye, Felicia and Dylan!

I have just completed the first draft of the sequel to Pursued By Evil. The sequel will be titled Haunted By Evil. Although I am excited to have finished, it is sad to say goodbye to the characters I have spent so many years with. It's time to move on to new friends and, possibly, sequels to other novels. I will miss them!

Friday, August 13, 2004

Inspiration for writing

Where can you get your inspiration? Look around you! There is inspiration in the face of a child, the way the sun shines through the branches of a tree. There is inspiration in a crowd of strangers. In the misbehavior of school students. In the tears of a teenage girl. Where can you find your inspiration for a story?

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Character Come to Life

Just watched the movie "The Secret Window". The one where Johnny Depp is an author. How absolutely frightening it would be to have your main "bad" guy come to life, or even worse, find out that the bad guy is really you! Being an author, you find that you are close to your characters anyway. But to turn around one day and see that the villain in your book was standing beside you...scarey!

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Why write?

Why do authors write? Writing is hard. It requires discipline. Often there are readers who thoroughly enjoy what you have written...yet there will be a few who will critique what you have written to pieces. Should we authors let this discourage us? No. We write because we have something to say. We write because God has given us a story. We write because there are readers out there who will want to read what we have written.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Christian Fiction

I have recently read an article in World Magazine, worldmag.com, about the changes in Christian literature. I have read recent postings on message boards about how the secular world, and Christians, view Christian fiction. Some are saying that the differences between Christian Fiction and Secular Fiction are becoming less and less. Others are saying that they don't read Christian Romance because the relationship between the hero and heroine is boring. Not enough tension between the two. What do you think?

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Books

Books are the food of youth, the delight of old age; the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity; a delight at home, and no hindrance abroad; companions by night, in traveling, in the country. - Marcus Tillius Cicero

Friday, June 25, 2004

Love of Books

The Love of Books, the Golden Key
That opens the Enchanted Door
-Andrew Lang