They Risked All

The following is taken from The American Patriot’s Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb. On July 4, 1776, delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. The men who issued that famous document realized they were signing their own death warrants, since the British would consider them traitors.Continue reading “They Risked All”

So You Wanna Write Part 10 – “Take That Step”

If you’ve ever been to church in your life, chances are you’ve seen this movie clip. It’s probably the most overused clip in all churches ever. And if it happens to be a church that doesn’t have a movie screen or projectors, then the youth pastor or the hip young intern has referenced the sceneContinue reading “So You Wanna Write Part 10 – “Take That Step””

So You Wanna Write Part 8: Knowing When to Stop

  Ever read the Bone saga by Jeff Smith? You should no matter who you are. Years ago I was reading an article by Mr. Smith and he said something that changed my writing habits for life. He was talking about his writing process while developing Bone. He said something like, “You’ve just got to know when to stop andContinue reading “So You Wanna Write Part 8: Knowing When to Stop”

So You Wanna Write Part 5: What to Write

So we started this series off with a blinking cursor. We’ve learned that writing can be a chore, there’s a difference between writing and storytelling, we’ve figured out  why we want to write, and we’ve bragged to everyone we know that we’re gong to write a book. Only to be brought back to that blinking, tauntingContinue reading “So You Wanna Write Part 5: What to Write”

So You Wanna Write Part 3: Why Write?

People write for many different reasons. Sure it’s romantic to say we’re all in it for the art or the love of the craft, but that’s just not so for most of us, not even for me. Now, you do have people like Katherine Rebekah who has a genuine love of writing and will likely carry onContinue reading “So You Wanna Write Part 3: Why Write?”

So You Wanna Write? Part 2: The Big Difference

I stated in my last post that I love storytelling but I hate writing. Think of it this way: I love my loft – it’s cathedral ceilings with floor-to-celing windows, its open living room and dining room – and I love living in it with my wife, daughter, and dachshunds. But ask me to buildContinue reading “So You Wanna Write? Part 2: The Big Difference”

So You Wanna Write? (Introduction)

Writers, I’m sure you’ve been there. You wake up and you say, “Today I’m gonna write 15,000 words!” You jump out of bed, eat your Cocoa Puffs, switch on the computer, and ten minutes later when it finally powers on and the curser beckons you in a blank Word document, you blank out. Hmmm… maybeContinue reading “So You Wanna Write? (Introduction)”