Tag: Christian Writers

The Tale of Aberdnezer Scrooge

Once upon a time, an authorosaurus sat writing at his desk. It was cold, bleak, biting labor: withal a foggy brain: and he could not hear the dinosaurs outside go wheezing up and down because he was too preoccupied in his work. The egg-shaped lights on his tree flickered, reminding him that it was past … Continue reading The Tale of Aberdnezer Scrooge

4 Ways to Add Color to Black & White Sentences

4 Ways to Add Color to Black & White Sentences

Don’t you just love bright, bold colors? You don’t? Well, then I pity your eyesight, because color is a necessary part of writing. Yes, you read that right—I said writing. A black and white sketch can be beautiful, but black and white writing is as bland as bread and water. And who wants to eat … Continue reading 4 Ways to Add Color to Black & White Sentences

Happy Thanksgiving from the Createtus Period!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Createtus Period!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year because I can stuff myself with BOOKS! Now, I know I’ve been griping about how I’m sick of eating books, but that was a week ago, and these books are specially cooked. As you can see from the picture, my family has quite the feast … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from the Createtus Period!

14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

Are you enjoying NaNoWriMo? I hope so, because I’m not. I’m already two weeks into NaNoWriMo and my word count is up to 40,000. My book-eating count is up to 50,000. And my energy count is down to zero. I can’t believe it, but I’m sick of eating books. And even more of writing books. … Continue reading 14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: No Help, No Writing, & NoNaChriCaMaMo

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: No Help, No Writing, & NoNaChriCaMaMo

You guys are the most unhelpful people I have ever met—wait, that’s technically not true since I haven’t met you. Well, then you are the most unhelpful people I have ever heard of. Wait, that’s not true either since some of you I haven’t even heard of. Alrighty, to be fair, I’ll just say you … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: No Help, No Writing, & NoNaChriCaMaMo

4 Ways Writing Nonfiction Benefits Fiction Writers

4 Ways Writing Nonfiction Benefits Fiction Writers

What? I’m a mind reader and that was just me paraphrasing your thoughts. You probably think fiction and nonfiction are on opposite sides of the equator—and I would say you are absolutely correct. They each have different sets of rules, audiences, and goals. One is entertaining and the other informative. One keeps us on the … Continue reading 4 Ways Writing Nonfiction Benefits Fiction Writers

The Get-to-Know-Me Tag: Writer’s Edition

The Get-to-Know-Me Tag: Writer’s Edition

Guess what (why do people even ask that because no one ever guesses anyway)? I was tagged—again. And all thanks to Jenna and the random person who created the tag (and who I don’t even know but I’m thanking anyway)! But this tag is better than the last one, because it presents me with the … Continue reading The Get-to-Know-Me Tag: Writer’s Edition

6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career

6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career

I've always wondered where you non-writing people got the notion that most writers like to drink coffee. My boss lady can’t stand it (though she does pleasantly sniff it from time to time). She doesn’t even drink coffee when it’s drowned in chocolate, smothered in sugar, pumped with syrups, and squirted with a whole can … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Communications, Illustrations, & Frustrations

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Communications, Illustrations, & Frustrations

Mariposa has been doing quite a lot lately...including quite a lot of not writing. Or at least, a lot of not story writing. She’s been doing scads of email writing, list writing (and unwriting), text writing, and inconsequential writing that’s better left at the bottom of some dumpster in Hong Kong. It seems every time … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Communications, Illustrations, & Frustrations

4 Methods That Help Writers Perfect Their Character’s Lie

4 Methods That Help Writers Perfect Their Character’s Lie

Recently, my boss lady rewrote her book, even though she’d rewritten it five times already—but this time was a bit different. The other rewrites included adding scenes, deleting scenes, and polishing sentences until they were so shiny she needed to wear sunglasses to keep from going blind. But that wasn’t enough. Dazzling sentences only made … Continue reading 4 Methods That Help Writers Perfect Their Character’s Lie