I’m Not Smart Enough to Tell This Story

I came across a quote the other day by author Shannon Hale.  She begins: I am (as usual) attempting to write a book that’s too hard for me. I’m telling a story I’m not smart enough to tell. The risk of failure is huge. I was stunned at how well that described where I am […]

Simmer Starters – April 15, 2016

Finally, a Simmer Starters post!!  Here are my favorites from the past few weeks…  It’s interesting to see which ones stick out at me most, stick in my mind longest, when I have to carve away at several weeks’ worth of links and choose the best. Sehnsucht (Annie Hawthorne) – This is just beautifully written and […]

Simmer Starters – March 11, 2016

Hobbies to the Glory of God (Tim Challies) – Love this!! “I believe that it is God himself who makes each of us enthusiastic for different interests and activities. We can embrace these and have no reason to fear them or be embarrassed by them. We can experience joy—God’s own joy, I think—when we follow this […]

Simmer Starters – February 13, 2016

Business Musings: Serious Writer Voice (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) – This is a great, encouraging article about how every writer’s books should be different and we don’t all have to follow the same rules. How Atheist Authors Steal From God (Mike Duran) – “You can’t have bad guys without real evil. You can’t have compelling drama without real […]

Simmer Starters – October 19, 2015

I’m so sorry this is several days late!!  I have loads of links to share with you. Porn and Worship: A Look at Emotionalism in the Church (Zach Bartels) – Great article, countering something I’ve been thinking about for awhile now…the tendency of conservative Reformed churches to look skeptically on emotion.  “Just as porn doesn’t change […]