Archives for 2011

Thoughts on Pilgrimage

Follow me on…What comes to mind when you hear the word pilgrim? In America most of us probably form a mental picture of the people who celebrated the first Thanksgiving, dressed in their austere black clothing, complete with funny hats. For some, the word might bring to mind John Bunyan’s allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress. Others may […]

Happy Turkey Day — Not!

Follow me on… Is it just me, or are we seeing less and less “thanks” on Thanksgiving? It seems that with every passing year the last Thursday in November has less to do with thankfulness and more to do with consumerism. That trend is most dramatically illustrated in the morphing of the holiday name from […]

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

Follow me on…I attended my first writers conference back in the late nineties. This particular conference had two tracks: amateur and professional. To attend the professional workshops, you had to have had two pieces published. Well, it just so happened that about five years earlier I had sold two short stories (to Sunday school publications). […]