Guest Post: Writing What You Know by Allen Brokken

Allen Brokken is on the blog today. He’s the author of the Towers of Light Series, a middle-grade christian fantasy series. The second book in the series, Still Small Voice, released on July 24th. Allen’s kindly offered to share his thoughts and experiences on drawing stories from real life. Please welcome Allen Brokken! One ofContinue reading “Guest Post: Writing What You Know by Allen Brokken”

3 Benefits of Writing Contests

Have you ever thought about entering a writing competition, but then wondered if it was worth the time and effort and, often, the cost? When I started writing fiction, I knew nothing about the publishing industry. I didn’t even know what I didn’t know. Books? Oh, yes. Love those. Words? Yep, slap a few togetherContinue reading “3 Benefits of Writing Contests”

Endless Press Runner-Up

My story “Steampunk Circus” was runner-up in the Endless Press Realm Makers Scholarship Contest. The winner, Lisa Godfrees, became a staff member during the contest and graciously passed on the scholarship to me. I am going to Realm Makers this year! This is an answered prayer! Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lisa! Thank you, EndlessContinue reading “Endless Press Runner-Up”

Patterns and Prose

The other day, I stumbled upon a thought-provoking article by Alexander Nazaryan titled Why Writers Should Learn Math.  It was a persuasive article discussing the abstract and imaginative thinking needed for higher level mathematics and how that style of thinking benefits an author’s writing.  Before you throw the book at me, let me start byContinue reading “Patterns and Prose”