Fun with Words

There are so many words in the English language which we don’t question and have no idea how we acquired them. Our common American English traces its roots back through middle English, old English, Germanic (or old French), and finally Latin. Looking up words and their etymology (language roots) is pretty rad. Here’s a fun … Continue reading Fun with Words

7 Books to Stay Motivated in Quarantine

My Featured Witty Wednesday Blogger this week is Asha Seth of badbookthief. Asha is a writer, an avid reader, dog lover, copywriter by trade, and an "alto-phobic who wants to go cliff-jumping someday." In her free time, she writes poems and short stories which she share on her blog. The post of hers below caught my eye and I … Continue reading 7 Books to Stay Motivated in Quarantine

A Song for Someone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvWcvGNLnMI&feature=share Part of my writing story is musical. There was about a 5 year period I persued a career in music in the early-mid 2000's. I had one such song pop in my head today out of nowhere (thank you Jesus). It's been awhile since I'd listened to this song written over 10 years ago. … Continue reading A Song for Someone

6 Tips on Discovering Your Writing Voice

I've never been a big U2 fan, but I admit that they are likely the greatest rock band of my generation.  Whether you're a fan or not you can't deny the impact they have had on music and culture.  Bono is more than just a front man to many.  His message has authority from his … Continue reading 6 Tips on Discovering Your Writing Voice

I didn’t feel like typing today

I'm reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron lately and have agreed to write what she calls the "Morning Pages". She says that three pages are the minimum but I don't feel like doing that much. The goal is to turn the fawcett of creativity early on in the day in the hopes of it … Continue reading I didn’t feel like typing today

How to Tell a Better Story

One of the best ways to make an impact is to tell a compelling story.  Whether you're sharing the gospel, selling shoes online, or raising money to dig wells in underdeveloped countries, having a compelling story will always go in your favor. I found a really great article about this at buffer.com. You can read … Continue reading How to Tell a Better Story

Creative Writing Exercise “7x7x7”

I found this great list of ideas for creative writing prompts. The first one on the list is called 7x7x7. Here are the rules: Find the 7th book from your bookshelf (or digital library). Open it up to page 7. Look at the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a paragraph that begins with that … Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise “7x7x7”

Cite Unseen: 3 Bits for a Better Bibliography

If you create content, whether you're a journalist, educator, pastor, writer, etc., than you know that coming up with original content can be difficult. Writer's block is a common obstacle, especially when there are deadlines, and copying someone else's material from a website is way too easy in the dry times.I started teaching as a … Continue reading Cite Unseen: 3 Bits for a Better Bibliography