Video: James Scott Bell on Writing Frustration

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httpv://youtu.be/fOSR9JcRHTk   All writers get frustrated with their stories. Yes, even a best-selling suspense suspense author like James Scott Bell. I enjoyed hearing why he thought frustration was a good thing. And if you want a double-dose if JSB fun, you can read my previous blog post about how he helped me conquer frustration. In Your Words: Ever get frustrated …

In Others’ Words: Life

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“A new dress doesn’t get you anywhere; it’s the life you’re living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later.” ~Diana Vreeland, fashion columnist I like to go shopping for new clothes. I like finding something–a cute top, a fun dress–that makes me feel good when I wear …

Survey Says: Counting the Cost of Writers Conferences

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Friends Teri, Pat, Edie and Melissa (the 2010 Frasier winner). A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a survey on writers conferences. Specific question: Why do you attend writers conferences? Today’s question for discussion: What are your major concerns when preparing for a writers conference? Possible answers: Paying for the conference, the travel, and the lodging Pitching my book …

In Others’ Words: Discovery

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“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” ~Henry Ford, American industrialist Fear ruled my life for too many years. Yes, there were reasons for the fear, but still … I look back and think what I lost. Freedom. Emotional and spiritual …

ACFW Conference Tips: Don’ts (the fun ones!)

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Me & Lisa Jordan with Rachelle Gardner, our wonderful agent. On Tuesday I gave you a quick list of ACFW Dos: Be yourself. Ask questions. Reach out. Have fun. Slow down. Today I want to share my list of ACFW conference “Don’ts.” Go ahead and use them for any conference you might attend: the MBT Storycrafters, Mount Hermon, Blue Ridge …