June 8, 2016

If there’s a song on the radio you want to purchase later, you make note of it. If you want something for Christmas, you remember what it’s called. The first thing someone says when introducing themself is, “Hi, I’m ___.” If something’s important, then its title matters. Your novel’s name is one of the most…

Contemporary Romance
June 6, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance You’ll like this if you like: Interesting Story Concepts, Cute Romances, or Skiing. Cleanliness: Naturally, they kiss. Because of the circumstances they’re under, Rym and Amber do sleep in the same house, but different bedrooms. I’ll explain those certain circumstances below. Hero Type: Brooding   For Amber, being a wife is a…

a variety of romance books reading
June 3, 2016

Which of these books (Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch, A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes, Winter by Marissa Meyer, or The Siren by Kiera Cass) would you pick up to read and why? Is it the cover that draws you? The title? The description? Which book would you most likely read?

Padlock on an ancient door and having faith in God
June 1, 2016

No one likes it when a door slams shut in their face. Open doors represent opportunities, potential, and hope, while closed doors often mean failure and rejection, yet closed doors have their purpose too. God brought this to my attention during this past week, where I went to Missouri for speech and debate Nationals. I…

Clean Pirate Romance
May 30, 2016

Genre: Pirate Romance You’ll like this if you like: Inner Turmoil, Conflict between Hero and Heroine, Feisty Heroines, Darkly Handsome Heroes, or a Lovely Romance. Cleanliness: They kiss (surprise, surprise). There’s a point in the end of the story, where the men believe the heroine, Jessamine, is a harlot, so they try to force her…

Sliver of a white crescent moon
May 27, 2016

Read the writing prompt rules OR Participate in more writing prompts! Write the next part of the story, using the prompt. Writing Prompt: If you can’t wake up from a nightmare, then maybe you’re not asleep.

fire work star burst
May 25, 2016

“And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12 Lately—and I’m ashamed to admit this—I’ve been struggling jealousy. It’s hard for me to appreciate someone else’s beauty or talent instead of wishing I could have it all to myself. Something that brought this to my attention was…

Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison
May 23, 2016

Genre: Self-Help You’ll like this if you like: Contentment, Not Struggling with Comparison, Being Happy for the Successes of Others, Selflessness, Improving Yourself, and Success.   This book is about finding contentment in a culture of comparison.   First of all, the cover is amazing, but it’s the content behind the cover that will change…

Old, worn book with red pages and sunlight
May 20, 2016

Which of the following is your favorite classic author? And what’s your all-time favorite classic author? Which of the following is your favorite classic author?

Stacks of books with an open book reading
May 18, 2016

While writing my current manuscript, I came across a problem: Should I use chapter titles or simply number them? A quick search through my bookshelf revealed that many of my books were simply numbered. I personally liked chapter titles, but if so many books excluded them, were chapter titles really worth the extra effort? Today,…