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Writers’ Block

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I’ve spent much of my career teaching students to overcome it. Seems fear is the major culprit: fear of failure, of not being good enough. Today, I’m wondering if I have a similar problem marketing the book. What if my efforts don’t work? What if readers don’t like my stuff? I have my students write in journals […]

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Hopeful and Unsure

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Hopeful because it worked. Our first small group that studied ISJTM together exceeded expectations. It’s amazing what happens when we let Him be Him to each other. Uncertain because  I don’t know how to get others to do the same. Wish I could show brief clips of our trial group. I play these mental movie […]

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It’s the Message, Stupid.

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OK; I’m going to try to do this every day even if it’s late. Today, I read journals and hiked the canyon at Hidden Falls. Also, got my Sunday school lesson ready since we have guests coming tomorrow. Not much time to think about the book. So here’s what hit me while going up and […]

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Like The Shack?

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Someone asked if The Shack had an influence on my story. Actually, I was telling my story before William Young published his novel. However, Young did prompt me to decide to self-publish, to partner with others to form Fortis Press. Major publishers don’t have a good record putting out unorthodox stories. The Shack is one, […]

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A New Beginning

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OK. I’m starting something new. I’ve decided to write short narratives each day here. The subject: a year in the live of a writer, a writer publishing a new book after a long hiatus. I’ll keep you up on the developments and my responses to them. Today, met with Clark to talk about marketing to small […]