Writing Ideas: Part Three

I love writing, and I love teaching. So I enjoy the blog series “Writing Ideas” on this site. You can find Part One and Part Two here. Whether you are a writer or a teacher of writing (or both), I hope these ideas inspire you to practice the craft of writing. Found Poem I first learned this idea from my incredible …

On Writing a Hymn

Not long ago, an author friend of mine asked me if I would write a guest post on her blog. My first guest post! Her series, Masterfully Crafted, focuses on how we are God’s craftsmanship, equipped to craft creations of our own. It’s great! Each week, there’s a devotional blog post and then a tutorial. Her name is Sarah Baughman, …

Writing Ideas: Part Two

“Mom. Mom! Can you fill this out with me?” My daughter wants to be an author/illustrator, and I’m pretty sure she’d write circles around me if I were in her class. But I’d never looked to her for specific writing tips or prompts before. That’s about to change. It was Sunday, and I was exhausted after hours of moving all …

Writing Ideas: Part One

Hey there! In the mood to write? Not sure what to write about? No sweat. The hardest part to writing well is making writing a practice. So the “what” on any given day doesn’t matter nearly as much as taking a few minutes to write something. Anything! And so today (and from time to time in future posts), I’m going …