Book Reviews · Mary Connealy

Terrific Book Tuesday: Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy

For the next bit, you will find a number of Mary Connealy books reviewed. One of my assignments to grow as a writer is to study the writing of a writer I admire, and she is one whose books have been lining my shelves long before God called me out of my four walls.  … Continue reading Terrific Book Tuesday: Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy

Family Traditions · Writing Craft Wednesday · Writing Prompts

Writing Wednesday: Thanksgiving Traditions

I’m popping my head up for a few minutes from NaNoWriMo to spend a few minutes in mental preparation for Thanksgiving tomorrow.   It is easy to get frustrated with the busyness and complications that arise when the holidays arrive, especially when the get in the way of our own goals. So in an attempt… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: Thanksgiving Traditions

History Facts · The Secret Service · Throwback Thursday

TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days

  The Secret Service history dates back to the Civil War when they were informally created to detect, investigate, and arrest counterfeiters. The early days were fraught with detectives who had less than ethical standards and tactics that disregarded the rights of a citizen. In less than ten years after its establishment, a reformation was… Continue reading TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days

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Terrific Book Tuesday: ACFW November Releases

November 2016 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: Slender Reeds: Jochebed’s Hope by Texie Susan Gregory — In a deadly race to save her son, a young slave woman dares defy the most powerful man in the world. (Biblical from Barbour Publishing) Contemporary… Continue reading Terrific Book Tuesday: ACFW November Releases

Book Reviews · Story Plotting · Writing Craft Wednesday

Writing Craft Wednesday: The Story Equation

Have you struggled with flat characters? Difficult to plot stories? A lack of knowledge on how to correct these issues?   Oh my! I must admit I fall very solidly in this category. After the ACFW Conference, I realized just how much of a beginner I am. It feels like I have scrapped my story… Continue reading Writing Craft Wednesday: The Story Equation