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2017 Cascade Award Winners

  PUBLISHED Published Children’s Book Would a Worm Go on a Walk? by Hannah Hall Published Contemporary Book The Morning Star Rises by Sara Davison Published Historical Fiction While I Count the Stars by Valerie Banfield Published Memoir Lessons from a Son’s Life . . . and Death by Merrit Hearing Published Nonfiction Book The Caregiving Season by Jane Daly …

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Five Common Storycrafting and Wordsmithing Mistakes and How to Fix Them!

By Susan May Warren No STAKES! Your character must have something at STAKE that makes the reader care and want to read more. Authors often start with backstory or creating the storyworld instead of getting to the character’s immediate problem, creating a sympathetic situation where we see him interacting with his world, setting him up for the inciting incident (or …

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2017 June Member News

June Prayer Time   by Eva Gibson Prayer Team Member We come to you, Holy Father, praising You for who You are. You are Almighty God, the Everlasting Father and the King of Kings. You are the Word made flesh, and You dwell within us, our Savior and our Lord. Lord, we have so much, but we are so needy. Therefore …

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2017 May Member News

May Prayer Time by Marion Duckworth Prayer Team Member Where have I shoved writing on my “to do” list, Lord? Is it behind surfing the net and playing online solitaire? I am convinced that You have called me to express my thoughts in written words for others to read. Am I too easily distracted? Spiritually hard of hearing? I know …

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Fun with Fundamentals

Addition was easy. But that was first grade . . . then came third grade and multiplication. I remember night after night, sitting in my dad’s lap, going over and over the times tables. Dad would be talking loudly and I’d be crying. For some reason it took me MUCH longer to understand 2×1=2 than 2+1=3. But, after many excruciating …

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