Friday, April 3, 2015

Blogging at Christian Children's Authors - The Lord As Our Shelter



Today I am blogging over at Christian Children's Authors on the topic of the Lord as our Shelter. Please visit: http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2015/04/03/the-lord-as-our-shelter/

I also ask you to pray for our family as we go through a series of trials. Thank you and God bless.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Writers Notes: Point of View



I recently finished a young adult novel that I found fascinating and exciting. At the end, I discovered the third person omniscient narrator was actually telling a story from her past. I'm not a huge fan of this point of view, because being a character driven reader, I feel it doesn't allow me to get to know the characters as much as I would like. It serves its purpose: you can know everything that is going on--even those things the characters might not be aware of yet. This book was very plot driven, but after the point of view discovery it seemed the story would have been even more powerful and fulfilling if told from a third person limited or first person point of view.

My feelings on this subject definitely make our writing group interesting. Point of view is something I tend to focus on a great deal because hopping from head to head doesn't feel right. But other members disagree. They see tremendous value in using a point of view that knows all, sees all, and tells all.

Do you have a preference when you read or write?

Friday, March 6, 2015

Blogging at Christian Children's Authors



I am back! Actually, I have been back for a little bit, but not blogging too much. Today's post at Christian Children's Authors talks about dealing with unexpected obstacles. You can check it out at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2015/03/06/unexpected-obstacles/

Friday, February 20, 2015

Blogging at Christian Children's Authors



By the time you read this post, I will be on my way to the hospital for some necessary surgery. Nothing life threatening, but major surgery nonetheless. I hope you'll pray for a successful outcome.

I don't have the direct link because I am posting this ahead of time, but if you visit Christian Children's Authors today at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/, you will find me sharing some of my favorite Bible verses on the topic of anxiety.

Blessings to all.