Three Simple Tips to Improve Your Writing

I noticed something interesting as we made our way through New Orlean’s restaurant scene last spring, and it’s transforming the way I think about my writing career: the highest rated restaurants were known for one good dish. New Orleans is an old city, and many of the...

Why I Never Write about Theology

I will never write about theology.  Unless you are looking for a theology that includes a messy, confused, always questioning girl who never went to seminary then I am your girl. Otherwise you probably will never see me published in anything that intellectual people...

The Thing I’d Rather Be Doing

When I joined Google+ last year, with tongue-in-cheek I listed my occupation as Domestic Opposer of Entropy. For that is what I do: I hold back the chaos. As a stay-at-home mom, I pick up the strewn, I wash the dirty, I tidy the messed, I soothe the hurt and I...

When Writing Is (just) a Part-Time Gig

Women’s lives are busy. You came to this website because you suspect God has called you to write. But what if you work 40+ hours per week? How do you squeeze one more thing into your already-bursting schedule? We fantasize our best-seller enabling us to hire a...

Eight Dangers of a Writer’s Life

When I recently transitioned from pastoring to writing, the learning curve was much steeper than I anticipated. I foolishly assumed that since I had been crafting sermons and talks on a weekly basis, I would be able to seamlessly redirect my creativity. I been warned...