The Root Cause of Writer’s Block

As someone who wrestles daily with writer's block, I have come to a conclusion. It may or may not be profound, and it may not be true of everybody. But it is definitely true of me. My writer's block (or creative block) manifests itself in many … [Continue reading]

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Hi, I'm Jim and I'm a full-time freelance writer. I've been writing since the mid '90s, and writing professionally since 2000. I have written nine books, fiction and nonfiction, and all but one have been published by major publishing houses. I … [Continue reading]

Why You Need to Keep Writing

Are you discouraged? Keep writing. You never know what God might do with your words. In the late ‘90s I wrote Blind Sight, a suspense novel about a man who was struggling with God’s goodness in tragedy. Near the end of the book my protagonist, … [Continue reading]

Thoughts on Pilgrimage

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 … [Continue reading]

Happy Turkey Day — Not!

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 … [Continue reading]

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

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 … [Continue reading]