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For When You Want Help for Your Blog

I know so many of you that hang out here with me are bloggers as well. Many of us are “smaller” bloggers, who make very little income (or no income at all) from our blogging. Others of us are bigger and are able to support their family fairly well. And many of us are somewhere in between. I myself have been blogging for over six years, but just now wading into the waters of trying to earn an income from...

The Safety Net of Silence

This has always been a very safe place for us, friends, hasn’t it? We’ve always been able to talk freely, and be vulnerable with one another. We’ve talked about everything from parenting funnies to spiritual constipation to culture shock to hair styles. And we’ve always been there for one another, lifting each other up, encouraging one another. That’s why I love it here so much; why I...

Calling All Writers!

I only recently started owning the title of writer in my own heart and mind. And the more I talk with other writers, the more I realize the struggle to own that title is not one unique to me. Earlier in the year, as a way to hone my skills and learn more about the art and business of writing, I took a six-week online course from Ann Swindell called Writing with Grace. We met once a week for just over an hour (and...

This Gal’s Journey – How I Got Here And Where I’m Going

Adrenaline coursed through my veins and my heart pounded in excitement as I read the professor’s notes on my assignment, “Wow! Great use of detail and description. You should consider pursuing writing as your degree!” The thought took my breath away and excited me. It also made me sad. I knew the chances of making a comfortable living as a writer were slim to none. So, I dismissed the idea...

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