All posts for the month August, 2015

Simmer Starters – August 15, 2015

We have quite a few links today!  Publishing, introversion, culture and politics, some humor, and the history of bathrooms all make an appearance here. What It’s Like When You Publish a Book (Nicholas MacDonald) – Interesting thoughts on what it’s like to finally get published, and some great musings on humility.  Favorite quote: “People who do […]

Emotion-Stirring Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Stories by Christian Authors

I thought I would start a blog post listing great short stories by the Christian authors I know – stories I have both read AND recommend, that stirred my emotions as I was reading, or left me thinking long after the story was done. All of these are 99 cents or free on Kindle, and […]

Simmer Starters – August 8, 2015

Putting together this Simmer Starters while I wait for my car inspection!  😀  We’ve got faith, fiction, and family links today. Enjoy! Be a Human Infusion of Hope (Jon Bloom, DesiringGod blog) – LOVE this.  Now I’ve been praying for God to make me a Barnabas!  “Joseph was called Barnabas most likely because he had an […]

Of Books and Babies

As a writer, I know the importance of beginnings. Everything hangs on the first few pages of your novel.  If readers don’t enjoy those, they probably won’t move on.  There are lots of books in the world, so unless someone else told them it was a good story, why should they spend time on a […]

Simmer Starters – August 1, 2015

I’m being short and sweet in my link descriptions today.  I have to make some yummy cheesecake bars, do laundry, supervise my kids most of the day, and shop for a bridesmaid dress today for a wedding I’ll be in this December (yay!).  Busy days! Book Description Epic Fail (Indies Unlimited) – Tips for writing blurbs […]