When Writing Brings Healing

Fresh Starts Second Chances Today we welcome guest Michelle Greenwood as she shares about how writing aided her healing from life's falls.  I thought my relationship with God was great.  I volunteered at church. If the doors opened, I was there.  The truth is I became proud, thinking myself better than everyone else because of all the work I did.  I know Christianity doesn’t work that way, but...
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5 Simple Ways to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

5 Simple Ways to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy by Paula Zwenger Ever felt paralyzed by the next step – judging it too far out on a limb? Or sat immobile, convinced no one else has ever faced what you’re facing? A part of you knows these thoughts are irrational. Still negativity holds sway. Welcome to the world of neophyte writers. Desire burns to spill to paper a story trapped inside. Yet ...
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Book Highlight: 7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs by Debra Butterfield

Today, we welcome freelance editor Debra Butterfield to our blog. We are highlighting her newest book, 7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs. You are sure to use this book over and over! It's not a long book, but it is packed full of valuable information. Ever wondered what goes into the editing process? Have you ever been a bit daunted by the thought of self-editing your book before initial submiss...
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First Steps on the “Want to be a Writer” Journey

~ ~ ~ Our guest today is Paula S. Zwenger. Paula  is a wife, mother, and grandmother who, upon finding herself an empty nester, tried on the hat of rhyme loving writer. It fitted very well. Her joy manifests completely while taking the ups and downs of life and wrangling them into poetry. She has a passion for creating rhymed treasure hunts with a Catholic flare to celebrate the faith and l...
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Attending Writers Conference: Anticipating 2017

2017 Conference
Today, Janet Sobczyk joins us again and shares her anticipation for this year's writers conference! It’s been almost a year since my first Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference. I’ve made great strides (okay, baby steps) with my writing. It feels terrific! Right away I joined Wordsowers and began to attend their monthly meetings at the Swanson Library in Omaha. I can’t always make it (th...
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Attending Writer’s Conference: Meeting With Speakers

Conference attendee in a one-on-one meeting with author Cheryl St. John.
Today, new Wordsower, Janet Sobczyk shares about her experience meeting with speakers.  At the 2016 Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference I met three of the speakers. Each made a lasting impression. First, Lee Warren at his book table. He’s a journalist, author, editor, and member of Wordsowers Christian Writers. I attended his workshop, and purchased his instructional materials for writ...
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Attending Writers Conference: A Change of Outlook

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Today, Janet Sobczyk joins us again to share about her first experience at a Wordsowers Writers Conference. The 2016 WCW Conference changed my entire outlook on writing. Over the span of two days last April I was transformed, in my own mind, from “someone who likes to write” into a Writer and a Poet.  I grew to understand that’s who I am,  even if it’s not what I do full-time. I was surpri...
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Attending Writers Conference: A First-Timer’s Experience

We've come a long way from 20 conference attendees just a few years ago.
Today, new Wordsower, Janet Sobczyk shares her first experience at a Wordsowers Writers Conference. A close friend of mine heard an ad for the 2016 Wordsowers Writers Conference on KGBI Radio, and texted me about it. I looked into the details, but hesitated. There were two strikes against my going: It fell on a busy weekend. It seemed a stretch to my slim budget.   However, my ...
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First Impressions

Today we welcome Brenda S. Anderson, author of Capturing Beauty, a Where the Heart Is Romance.  First Impressions That initial reaction when you see, hear, feel, taste, smell, or sense something. As we all know, that first impression does not define what we’re sensing, but it does matter. Think of a first date with someone. You want your date to see you at your best, so you spend extra ti...
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Book Showcase: Almond Street Mission by June Foster

Almond Street Mission by June Foster
Today we are excited to showcase Almond Street Mission by June Foster. This promises to be an intriguing read! When Glorilyn Neilson's nineteen-year-old brother, Tannon, goes missing without a trace, she's frantic. Prayer and volunteering at the local homeless shelter in El Camino must fill the time until her sibling returns. But her sapphire eyes and auburn hair inadvertently cause a stir among...
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