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Don’t sign on the dotted line.

I'm starting to think that we shouldn't have gotten married. And I don't say this to be cruel or spiteful or negative in any way. I say it because we don't want any of the same things. I say it because I'm scared. I say it because it isn't what I want to hear and… Continue reading Don’t sign on the dotted line.

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Focused on Fiction: Five Storytelling Tips

Great tips for a challenged writer

The Daily Post

November — and with it, NaNoWriMo — might be drawing to a close, but fiction writers don’t stop telling stories just because another page is torn from the calendar. And whatever the season, slapping sentences into a compelling narrative is never easy.

We’ve all heard the common axioms recited to writers everywhere: “Write everyday!” “Show, don’t tell!” “Write about what you know!” Sometimes, though, it’s a good idea to try something different to get the creative juices flowing in new directions. Here are five writing tips that might sound counterintuitive at first, but could potentially help you cross a word-count threshold, smash through a writer’s block, or just come up with a new story idea.

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God Will Make A Way

Very recently I let go of all my misgivings, all my hurts, and all my lost faith. I found God. And the Lord took me in his arms and held me tight. And I felt it deep in my chest. I felt it to my soul. I had reached my dead end and he was there for me. When I thought all these years he never heard my call. He came at the perfect time. I am so blessed to have found him. And now I will never let him go!

stuck at a dead endThey had their hopes set for the Promised Land.

Waking up every morning to take one step after another to reach that place they had only dreamt about.

The place of freedom and a fresh new beginning.

The place where they would raise their children in safety and in love.

And yet there they were, standing in front of the Red Sea.

At a total dead end.

Their hope vanished.

Their fear mounted.

And they wondered if they made a mistake in following Christ.

If Moses misheard God’s calling on his life.

If all their walking and faith was in vain.

If what God promised them was too good to be true.

Because they were stuck with absolutely no way to get across.

But what they didn’t know was that the greatest “dead end” in history was not a dead end at all.

It was just one of God’s greatest…

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