All posts in category Inspiration

Worldbuilding: The Ripple Effect

The worldbuilding is one of my favorite parts of any good speculative fiction novel. I may be unusual in this, but a really great speculation – a unique “what if?” premise – can sometimes sell a book to me all by itself. And then, if the fictional world feels real and deeper than the page, […]

Simmer Starters – June 5, 2015

The baby is here!!  I’m busy smooching, and feeding, and diaper changing, and cuddling, and feeding, and feeding the little bundle of love.  But, I have some great Simmer Starters to share this week, too.  Enjoy! Failure Only Exists If You Let It (Karin Beery at Ralene Burke’s blog) – An important reminder that we can […]

Simmer Starters – May 15, 2015

Oh my goodness, SO many good and interesting links came my way this past week!  So there are some great Simmer Starters today.  Lots of variety here. You Are God’s Workmanship (Jon Bloom at DesiringGod) – Ahhh, I love almost everything from Jon Bloom on this site, and this article I especially adore.  “When Paul says […]

Simmer Starters – April 17, 2015

Here are the Simmer Starters for this week!  Lots of links today… Are You Weak Enough for God to Use You? (J.D. Greer) – Thoughts about the story of Gideon and God using us in our weakness.  “…Periodically, God will step into our lives and reduce the size of our army, because he wants us to […]

How to Murder Your Creative Muse In 5 Easy Steps

1.  Don’t spend time with her.  If you have plans to get together, procrastinate until she gives up for the night.  Spend your time on social media or YouTube instead!  Best way to send her running, right there. 2. Fixate on doing it the right way every time, with everything.  Correct the muse at every […]