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Category Archives: Encouragement for Writers
By Janice Lane Palko You’ve seen those Ancestry commercials about people who believe they are one race or nationality and then take a DNA test and find out they are not who they thought they were. My husband could be … Continue reading
By Janice Lane Palko Some people receive profound promptings from the Holy Spirit. Me? I get messages like “pick up the orange.” A few weeks ago, I walked into my local grocery store and saw a woman select some oranges … Continue reading
Do you spend time in conversation about the material you write? If not, you may be in danger of losing your voice. Writing is, ultimately, a means of communication – a two-way street. Without an audience – in mind, or … Continue reading
Part 1 – Always be ready to evangelize As a sidebar to my presentation of “Sharing Your Faith Story as a Writer” for the March 4-6 Catholic Writers Conference Online, I stress the value of preparing to evangelize by maintaining … Continue reading
For all you writers out there, here’s the inspiration of St. Paul, according to Darlene Bogle. I have it framed and hanging in my office to remind me of my calling when I need a little balancing: I beseech you, … Continue reading
What is it about the Catholic Writers Guild that makes networking so fulfilling? For five years, I have attended the live conferences and learned much from the sessions on how to write better and market better. I gained even more … Continue reading
I have a sneaking suspicion ya’ll think the Round-Up is for a small group of insiders, but you’re wrong! This monthly collection is for all Guild Members who blog. Share your own best, or favorite, post from the prior month, … Continue reading
I’ve begun writing and speaking about my faith story. I’m reliving some key moments such as when I gave my life to Jesus at a Protestant youth retreat. In my staunch faith I never dreamed that five years later I … Continue reading
There are times when the bracing wisdom of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta is the only thing that will do. I am paraphrasing her advice, as wisdom for writers, because I need it right now! Maybe you do, too. People often … Continue reading