Around the Web,  Encouragement,  Reading,  Writing in General

July 2019 Around the Web

I’m still working on the website, tweaking it here and there and trying to discover the secret to making my links appear in another color, so you can see them easily. Bear with me. For today, the links are within the quotes.

Need inspiration? Love reading? Looking for writing tips? Enjoy these posts from Around the Web.


Sometimes, I feel like a fly trying to escape through a closed window, don’t you? Michele Cushatt explains what I mean in “When Working Harder Doesn’t Work” on the (in)courage blog.

Are we too busy fulfilling a “plan” to really acknowledge God in the full meaning of “yada”? Check out “Hold onto This Truth when You’re Struggling to Make a Decision” on Stacey Pardoe’s blog.

I’m not sure about the diet, but the spiritual application works. And who wouldn’t enjoy Rhonda Rhea’s humor on “The Tool of Drool—And Thirsting Well” on Arise DAILY Devos.


I received the link to this video in author Tamera Alexander’s newsletter. In it she shares some historical insight into the setting for her Carnton novels. You can also find it on her website.

Thinking of getting your indie books into libraries? Jane Friedman posted a detailed explanation of how that might work in “Public Libraries: How Authors Can Increase Both Discoverability and Earnings.”

With all the ways authors have of connecting with readers these days, we can ask ourselves if a website is a worthy effort and expense. So what do you think? Do authors need a website? Elizabeth Ludwig provides some reasons why she thinks we do with “5 Ways an Author Website Can Help Grow Your Platform” on the ACFW blog.

Behind The Scenes of a 21-Time Bestselling Author’s Writing Routine” – Enjoy this peek into Jerry Jenkins writing day. I want his desk. No, I want the whole writing studio.

As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.


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