The Little Things

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If you do, you may already be thinking about them, at least a little. I don’t tend to make strict ones but throughout the year, I do try to improve. I notice it’s the little things that kill. Take the preparation and display of …

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Practice Makes…More Practice

Before musicians perform, they practice, and then practice some more. The best musicians might practice eight hours a day, every day, for many years. Then maybe, just maybe they get paid to perform, which rarely makes up for the thousands of hours they practiced for free. Before an artist paints …

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Joy to the World?

The angel said, “I bring you good tidings of great joy!” We really need some of that these days. With Paris and San Bernardino still in the news cycle we are reminded of the evil among us. And then this past week I received a series of bad news from …

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The Gift of Christian Fiction

If you’re looking for the most original idea ever expressed on a Christian Publishing blog, this isn’t it. But this thought is worth repeating at this time of year, and that is, consider giving the gift of Christian fiction as you shop for your Christmas gifts. Why? The stories are …

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A Writers’ Advent: Week Two

In this second week of advent, let’s take a look at both the second and third candles: the Angel and the Shepherd candle. As I thought about these two groups, I realized they played two very specific roles in the birth of the Savior: the angels proclaimed God’s glory, and …

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The Year of a Bad Book

As much as freedom-loving people recognize government censorship of media is generally a bad thing, sometimes censorship is a good thing for society. One such extreme case will rear its head next year as a previously-banned book will exit copyright protection. In 2015, we had “new’ books by Harper Lee …

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Five Things that Changed the Publishing World

Over the past twenty-five years ago there have been five things that changed the landscape of the publishing industry forever (the first three below happened in 1995). Amazon.com Dan Balow wrote an excellent piece on this earlier this year. It still is quite astounding when you think about it. In …

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