Lots of Us Are Annoyed with Christian Fiction—Part 3

In the last two entries posted here, I might have offered an opinion or two on what annoys me about Christian fiction (“I’m fine” and endless zings). Turns out a few other people are annoyed as well. Their comments here and on Facebook were interesting, funny, and pretty much spot on. This is the lastContinue reading “Lots of Us Are Annoyed with Christian Fiction—Part 3”

Stepping Away from the Usual Brainwork

This past weekend I painted picture frames purchased at Salvation Army, attached chicken wire to the backs, added embellishments, mini clothespins and binder clips, and came away with three new renditions of bulletin boards. My writer friends Sharron and Cynthia did freestyle acrylic paint projects that turned out beautifully; Cynthia recently got out her mom’sContinue reading “Stepping Away from the Usual Brainwork”

Writing Alone & In Community

Writers are solitary people. We sit alone at our desks with only the dog for company, at the coffee shop tapping on a laptop, on a park bench scribbling in a notebook. Writing is a task accomplished alone. Yet we also write in community in so many ways. The American Christian Fiction Writers conference lastContinue reading “Writing Alone & In Community”