Editor’s Picks

There are some authors that stand out, for any of a variety of reasons, in the minds and hearts of the Editorial Department. Here we will not only provide a look at the work in question, but we’ll examine something of the story behind the story. Writers often toil in isolation, and it is our hope to establish a sense of community among our authors by sharing some of their experiences.

The Books Every Writer on Your List Wants

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The Books Every Writer on Your List Wants

If you want to write, you have to read, and what better gift is there for the aspiring author than a handpicked book to help them take the industry by storm? For writers, books are more than words on a page; they are teachers and models and muses. Every turn of the page should hold […]

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5 Gifts You Didn’t Know Writers Wanted [hint: It’s not a notebook]

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5 Gifts You Didn’t Know Writers Wanted  [hint: It’s not a notebook]

The holiday season is all about taking something you know and love about your friends and family and turning it into a wonderful gift that they will treasure—and you simply can’t give the writer in your life their millionth notebook! From the inspirational to the utilitarian, I have gathered together some fun, unique gift ideas that […]

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How One Christian Author Shed the Weight of Perfectionism

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How One Christian Author Shed the Weight of Perfectionism

The pressure of perfectionism finds everyone at some point in life. Author Tiffany Wasson struggled with it in her personal and Christian life: the wife of an aspiring pastor, mother of two young sons and devoted member within the body of Christ. Until she attended a woman’s conference three years ago, which sparked the realization that perfection is impossible—except through God. […]

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Top 5 Books to Read for Black History Month

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Top 5 Books to Read for Black History Month

I have very distinct memories of Black History Month in the primary grades: reading about Martin Luther King Jr., watching movies about Jackie Robinson, and painting a lot of clasped hands in different shades of paint. Now I know that, as a writer, the most significant way for me to celebrate this month is to […]

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Philip Chavanne’s The Early Tales of Snow and Oakham

Philip Chavanne’s The Early Tales of Snow and Oakham

A sense of place is critical in engaging fiction. Oh, I suppose you could write some uomo senza nome-type landscape where characters interact in an unsubstantial vacuum. (Great dialogue, after all, can redeem a multitude of literary sins.) But the resulting book might not much connect with normal readers […]

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