Sandra Ardoin @sandraardoin
Grab your reading glasses (if you need them) and prepare to be inspired by these May posts.
God goes to amazing lengths to get our attention and teach us to lean on him. So I found “God, Our Jehovah Rapha” by Karen Jurgens on the Heartwings blog to be not only an instructive tale but one that inspires.
Need a little encouragement, a little truth in your day? Check out “What I Learned After I Knew It All” by Lucinda Secrest McDowell on The Write Conversation.
A great post with tips for finding peace and making peace in your life—“For Your Memorial Day: Six Ways to Find Peace in a Hectic World” on the (in)courage blog.
The post “Why Speculative Fiction is Needed Now More Than Ever” by Emmanuel Nataf on Elizabeth Spann Craig’s blog is an interesting article with a premise that speculative fiction leads to a deeper understanding of culture and technology. I guess it popped out at me because I recently read Travis Thrasher’s newest book American Omens, which deals with a futuristic America that we really don’t want to live in.
Do you take the time to read the author’s notes after finishing a book? I always find them fascinating, so I enjoyed “A Note From the Author…” by romantic suspense author Elizabeth Goddard on the Suspense Sisters blog.
Writers are readers and Debbie Macomber is no exception. “Long Story Short With Debbie Macomber” is an interview from BookBub with the author about her reading habits and joys.
Hubby’s waiting on a bass boat. (Ha! I still laugh at that one.) That’s why I found Dan Walsh’s post, “Still Waiting on the Yacht” on the Novel Academy blog to be both cautionary and inspiring for those of us waiting to make a little money at this writing gig. It also straightens out a few misconceptions for those waiting for us to make a little money at this writing gig.
Research is a big thing for writers of any genre. I had a great time researching for A Love Most Worthy. On the ACFW blog, author Kimberley Woodhouse talks about interesting facts one finds during “Lots of Digging…“.
Since I am enroute on another indie publishing road with a stop at editing on the schedule, I found “Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about copyediting in less than 300 words (or fewer than 300 words, if you’re that sort of person)” on the ACES blog not only tongue-in-cheek funny but educational.