Work with Purpose

Work with purpose.
The Christian life asks for mind’s attention and heart’s affection. – Justin Cofield, The Austin Stone
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Video: Write Right’s Emergency Hope Kit

Today, I thought I’d let you hear me talk about the Emergency Hope Kit. I did say part of being a better writer is talking about projects, didn’t I?

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How to be a Better Writer: Talk about Your Projects

Talk about your projects.
Writers tend to keep details about their upcoming work close to their vests, which isn’t surprising. Their ideas may not yet be fully formed. They may have been told to remain quiet about the “particulars” by their publisher or publicist. Even so, they should talk about their upcoming projects.Continue Reading

On Writing: Loaves and Fishes

Writing is like loaves and fishes.
Writing is like giving away the few loaves and fishes one has, trusting that they will multiply in the giving. – Henri Nouwen, from his Reflections on Theological Education

Writing – perhaps all art forms – dwell within the habitudes of uncertainty and bewilderment. I enter into the act of creating not knowing if I’ll create anything. A doubt underlies the thought: perhaps I’ve drawn my last drawing already, perhaps I have no more words to write.Continue Reading

Write Right Sings a Christmas Carol

Write Right Sings a Christmas Carol

Worthwhile Things Take Work

Worthwhile things take work.
Worthwhile things take work. – Jon Dansby, The Austin Stone
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Go after Inspiration

Go after inspiration.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London

Inspiration. Love it or hate it, it exists. It’s just hard to find. You think you have it cornered only to find yourself standing in a dead-end alley.Continue Reading

Do Routines Kill Creativity?

Routines are neutral forces.
Routines can cause creativity to flourish. They also can destroy it. It all depends on how they’re implemented and managed.

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Kickstarter: Write Right’s Emergency Hope Kit

Write Right's Emergency Hope Kit
A few years ago, I read an article about how writers and artists needed an emergency hope kit. They needed to remember their successes and the people who encouraged them. I loved the idea but found that an element was missing: the kit itself.Continue Reading

From There to Here: Integrity

Stand in Your Integrity

in•teg•ri•ty n (15c) 1: an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS 2: firm adherence to a code of esp. moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY 3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS syn see HONESTYContinue Reading