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Crossroads and a New Direction   1 comment

Yes, this is a reblog of something I reblogged before, because it’s a great idea and I think Christian creatives ought to pay attention.

Dropped Pebbles

Sometimes we come to a crossroads in our lives where we have to make a choice and/or change direction. For the last little while, those of you who follow my blog might have noticed a sharp decrease in the number of posts and overall level of activity. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the foremost reason is that I have been steadily coming to that Crossroad in my life personally as well as creatively.

crossroads

I am a writer, and I am a Christian. The latter isn’t something I broadcast with a bullhorn, as I’ve always felt more comfortable just living and doing my best to show who I am by actions rather than words. Words not backed by actions are empty anyway; I guess I figure why waste precious breath?

I’ve been online for years, participating in various groups and interacting with numerous people, and one thing…

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Posted July 30, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Tips for Writers: Cure for Writer’s Block!   3 comments

Mitch Teemley

Writers blockWriter’s Block

 There are two primary definitions for the word block:

  1.  An obstacle to be avoided
  2. An objectused in construction

The cure for Writers Block(and its evil twin Trouble Getting Started) is to abandon definition #1 and embrace definition #2. But before one can do that, it is necessary to understand what writer’s block is and what it’s not:

Writers Block is not about being unable towrite. It is about the fear of being unable to write wonderfully.

People who do not have the luxury of waiting to feel inspired (journalists, staff writers) know that being unable to write, short of a serious medical condition such as coma* or death, doesn’t really happen. Why? Because writing is simply putting thoughts into words. If you have thoughts (and can read), you can write.

The real issue is fear of being unable to write wonderfully,

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Posted July 30, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Are You Looking for An Interview?   2 comments

CALLING ALL AUTHORS!

I’ve been using Wednesdays to interview independent and small-press authors. I’ve done over 30 of them now. I only post one interview a week, so the author gets more notice. I put them on a landing page for future discovery and sometimes you get a day or a week as a pinned tweet.

I’m an open interviewer who allows my interviewees to “hijack” the interview and talk off topic about things they are passionate about. If you’re interested, contact me at my email address lelamarkham@gmail.com and I’ll send you questions.

Please Note — I’m not picky about who I interview, however ….

I will interview romance authors who have sex in their books, but I avoid explicit erotica and book covers that can’t be displayed on the public shelves in the average American bookstore. I reserve the right to not post any interview based on my personal criteria, but I’m pretty lenient.

If you would like to swap interviews with me, I’m game for that as well.

Posted July 29, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Writing

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Would You Pay People to go to Church?   Leave a comment

Would You Pay People to go to Church?

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Book Club Meeting!   Leave a comment

Willow Branch Blue White Recreation CoverTuesday is Speculative Fiction genre day in the Booktrap Chat Room, and this week I have offered The Willow Branch for discussion. I’ll be hanging out answering questions and the suchlike — questions like “What’s up with the odd way these people speak?”

If you want to join us —

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1015020448509631/

Crossroads and a New Direction   Leave a comment

Dropped Pebbles

Sometimes we come to a crossroads in our lives where we have to make a choice and/or change direction. For the last little while, those of you who follow my blog might have noticed a sharp decrease in the number of posts and overall level of activity. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the foremost reason is that I have been steadily coming to that Crossroad in my life personally as well as creatively.

crossroads

I am a writer, and I am a Christian. The latter isn’t something I broadcast with a bullhorn, as I’ve always felt more comfortable just living and doing my best to show who I am by actions rather than words. Words not backed by actions are empty anyway; I guess I figure why waste precious breath?

I’ve been online for years, participating in various groups and interacting with numerous people, and one thing…

View original post 314 more words

Posted July 27, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Gone Picking!   Leave a comment

I will be off social media for the weekend, hunting the magnificent Alaskan blueberry. I promise that upon my return, I will make every effort to return any retweet and share favors.

Posted July 24, 2015 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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