Monthly Archives: April 2016

Friday Fun Facts: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Neighbor

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Her brother, Thomas, performed the marriage ceremony for his friend, Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain. When Twain and his new bride, Olivia, moved to Hartford, Conn., they first rented a home and then built their own. They lived across the lawn from the Stowes. While living here, Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Random Trails: Ideation Vacation: How to Come Up with New Article Ideas |

Zachary Petit wrote The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to Write, Work, and Thrive on Your Own. I hope this inspires you.

Ideation Vacation: How to Come Up with New Article Ideas |

Seeds of Truth: Psalm 60:12

With God’s help we will do mighty things…

Psalm 60:12, NLT

How do you depend of God? What helps you rely on Him instead of yourself? How did you learn to trust Him? How has He used you to do mighty things? What is your definition of “mighty things”?

How can you use this verse in your writing:

  • What kind of nonfiction piece can you write?
  • What tips would you offer in a how-to article?
  • What story can you tell in a personal experience piece? What take-away value can you give?
  • How can you use this verse to inspire fiction?
  • How can you use this verse to inspire poetry?
  • Do you know someone who lives out this verse? Can you interview them and write a personality profile on the?
  • How can you explain this verse to children?
  • What kind of devotion can you write on this verse?
  • How can you apply this verse to writing about marriage, parenting, singleness, relationships, work, sharing your faith, illness, character, serving God, finances, prayer, etc.?

Plowing Together: Protecting Our Children – Please Comment

Just six months ago, no one ever thought that it would be OK for men to use women’s bathrooms. Common sense, right? Suddenly, the world is turned upside down. We’ve given sexual predators access to innocent children and the OK to invade our privacy without any consequences. Common sense no longer exists.

How can you use your writing to address this issue? Please comment. Together, we can help to protect our children.

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