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9 Actually Seriously Really Thoughtful Gift Ideas for a Writer

Writers are tough to buy for. Your literary shot glasses, each featuring the portrait of a long-dead author, are well-intentioned and thoughtful. Well, not thoughtful, more creepy. But you tried. Most writers don’t need another notebook, or a glow-in-the-dark pen...

Acting, Empathy, and the Art of Authentic Dialogue

Over the years I’ve found that writers who can also act often write better dialogue. If you can believably act your dialogue out, you can write it. Writers who sound stilted, awkward, and, for lack of a better word, cringey, when they read dialogue out loud typically...

Sharing Is Not an Endorsement

When you step out in ministry, haters will find you. That’s how satan works. Satan has limited resources. I don’t know that he’s overly concerned with complacent Christians. But when you begin to step out and take risks for the Lord, satan will show up. One of my...

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Sure, I memorized a bunch of facts in school, but everything I’ve ever really learned, I learned by taking on a project that was way over my head. Years ago, I started doing freelance website design. I primarily did the design and client management, and I paid a...

I’m a Christian, but…

Are we, as Christians, perpetuating our own negative stereotypes? The other day I was writing a grant for something, and I started to write “We are a Christian faith-based organization, but we are committed to serving all members of the local community, regardless of...