Jeremiah 33:3

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”


New E-book For Writers

Have you ever heard of the Snowflake Method? It is a writing system for writers to plot their stories and stay more organized. Yet it leaves room for creativity. Randy Ingermason has finished his new e-book that might interest some of my readers. I wanted to share his update with you.


Why are so many writers around the world using my Snowflake Method to write their first drafts?

Because it works!

Let’s be clear that different writers are different.

Some writers thrive on the “seat-of-the-pants” method. Stephen King is a pantser. So is Anne Lamott.  They write great fiction and SOTP works for them.

Some writers work from a highly detailed outline—a synopsis that may be 50 to 100 pages. Robert Ludlum was famous for his long outlines.  He was a great writer and outlining worked marvelously for him. Click here to learn more.


New Trends In Publishing

This article is food for thought. With the quickly changing trends in publishing, it is good to stay abreast with those changes.


The first few months of this year found me in the throes of writing 15,000 words a week and staying about three episodes ahead of my readers. I was in the middle of a 13-episode serialization called Hidden Falls.Think of a television series, with continuous storylines and characters but presented in individual episode that connect to each other.

I was collaborating with the publisher (Shiloh Run Studios, a new imprint of Barbour) in a grand experiment. None of us knew exactly what would happen. Learn more. (Be sure to read the 7/16/14 article Serialization: Pros and Cons for a Publisher, by Olivia Newport)


Homeschool Co-ops

Homeschool co-ops were a blessing to my family. We participated in several during my children’s academic careers. This article gives a good overview of co-ops and how to find one.


A homeschool co-op is a group of families who meet together and work cooperatively to achieve common goals. Co-ops can be organized around academics, social time, the arts, activities, crafts, service work, or projects — or some combination of these.Activities and classes that are part of a co-op may be led by parents, or the parents may chip in to pay all or some of the teachers and activity leaders. There may be as few as three families in a small co-op or as many as several hundred children in the largest co-ops. – See more.