Things I Learned: Writing Hymns

The “Things I Learned” series continues! This is my favorite genre to write for, so it’ll be tough to keep this brief, but I’ll do my best! By the way, I’ve also written a post on hymns from more of a how-to approach, so you can check that out as well, if you’re interested. Do. Not. Overthink. This is always …

Things I Learned: Writing Fiction

It’s been fun sharing with you things I’ve learned with writing. Now for the biggie—in size, at least. Today, I’ll tell you what I’ve learned about writing fiction. First, I have a confession to make. I didn’t seriously think I could pull off writing fiction. I make scarves, not blankets. Jewelry, not quilts. I write devotions and hymns, not fiction. …

Things I Learned: Writing Children’s Books

Recently, I wrote a post with a quick list of “Things I Learned” for writing devotions. Today, I’m going to share some thoughts about writing children’s books. It’s harder than it looks. You’ve probably heard that short stories are more difficult than novels because every word counts. In many ways, children’s books are short stories. They’re a complete package with …

Things I Learned: Writing Devotions

One of the joys I have as a writer is that I’ve had the opportunity to write for a variety of genres. I’m sometimes asked if the process is different depending on the genre (yup), and I’m also asked specific questions about one genre or another. So I’ll be spending some time giving a quick list of “Things I Learned” …