Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Book Pusher: July

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The more books, the merrier your summer will be! 

THE STONE NECKLACE Carla Damron: Women's Fiction

Mitch Hastings is a braided cord that ties this cast of wonderful characters together--each with their own demons, but potential to live a fuller life. Great read!

LOOKING GLASS LIES Varina Denman: Women's Fiction

Cecily Ross's self esteem has taken a beating and she has fallen into the depths. Her climb to the heights is inspiring and truthful. Good read.

BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS Camille Di Maio: Women's Fiction

This is a fabulous story of love, sacrifice, and redemption. Della Lee's story will break your heart and mend it all at the same time. An absolutely must read.

LIFE AFTER Katie Ganshert: Christian Women's Fiction

Learning to ask who, not why is at the heart of Autumn and Paul's story. This one is a Must Read Now!

A NEST OF SPARROWS Deborah Raney: Christian Fiction

Life is a long, winding journey toward home and Wade Sullivan's is one of the most rewarding. Raney has crafted a story of heart, love, and concern. Good read

AS WATERS GONE BY Cynthia Ruchti: Christian Women's Fiction

The journey from despair to hope is a long one, and Ruchti's characters are rich, inviting, and forgiving. Lovely story! Told exceedingly well! Must Read

Next Post: Insecure Writers Support Group!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

IWSG: July

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Insecure Writers Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Co-Hosts: Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key, Doreen McGettigan

July Question: What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing?

Surprise! I can't come up with a short answer. ;-)

Limiting the answer to one valuable lesson is hard, because there is so much I'm learned through writing. To make a value judgement though, I'll say the most valuable one is to trust my voice--in all aspects. When I write, I know my values and life experience comes into play. Trusting myself to express that is key to being able to tell a story that holds interest. Creating characters who are individuals requires that I trust my creations to hold together. All of that depends on my trust of my voice--the one that underlies all I do. Learning this lesson has made writing more fluid, rewarding, and exciting. All in all, that's a victory over self doubt, don't you think?

And remember--errors are just opportunities to improve. 

Next Post: Why The Book Pusher's July Mini Book Reviews!