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How to Handle Rejection

By Sharon Jaynes Aug 9, 2021

Come sit with me for just a moment. I want to share a few letters I received back in 1997.  I won’t divulge the entirety of each letter, but just…

You Don’t Have to Lead, Write, Speak Alone

By Rachel Wojo Aug 2, 2021

I’ll never forget that single brave moment over a decade ago when I shared that God was working in my heart to write and speak for Him. I don’t know what…

The Love Factor

By Cynthia Ruchti Jul 20, 2021

A room full of women waited for me to step onto the platform and, as they say, deliver. Deliver something worth listening to, a message that would impact or entertain…

Why You Need Bookmarks

By Suzanne Brooks Kuhn Jul 7, 2021

Don’t you love Google? As I prepared to write this blog, I took a moment for a quick Google search. My search terms were simply “how effective is a bookmark…

What to Wear to Speak Up (on Zoom!)

By Shari Braendel Jul 5, 2021

I attended my first speakers and writers conference back in 2005, not as an attendee, but as an instructor.  I was hired for two reasons. One, so I could assist…

Collaborate and Conquer

By Jeri Howe Jun 28, 2021

Feeling Stuck? Overwhelmed? Forget “divide and conquer,” Christianity is a collaborative way of life. We all need others. Collaborate and conquer the difficulties you were never meant to face alone!…

I Don’t Think that Passage Means What You Think It Means

By Megan Brown Jun 14, 2021

One of my all-time favorite movies is “The Princess Bride.”  This love story, sprinkled with hilarious lines and riveting sword play, is always a good “go-to” for our family movie…

A Devotion Writer’s Heart

By Sandi Banks Jun 7, 2021

Do you have the heart of a devotional writer? I didn’t realize I did until after that fateful day, years ago, when I sat with a well-known editor as he…

Prayer—the Power Source of Ministry

By Kim Cordes Jun 2, 2021

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 2:7 NKJV I recently had the pleasure…

Overcoming Three Mindsets that Keep You Stuck

By Michelle Neitert May 24, 2021

Mindset #1: What am I doing?  Do you struggle believing that you are a writer?  As of September 2020, my published book would argue that I am a writer. Yet,…

The Art of Relatability

By Brenda Yoder May 10, 2021

You think I live in a fairytale world, don’t you? I asked my student. He lived a few miles from my house and saw our well-manicured lawn and white picket…

Reach More Readers

By Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith May 3, 2021

As we all know, marketing our books to potential readers is necessary to be a successful author. The concern many authors have is the cost associated with hiring a publicist…