Writers Tips

Writers Tips is an Oregon Christian Writers blog.

Escalation

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by Steven James Picture a snowball rolling down a mountain. Picking up speed. Gaining momentum. Eventually becoming an avalanche. As it travels along, it grows in magnitude, just like the tension of your story will do. The narrative momentum of the promises you make early in the book will continue to build, creating endings that tumult into unforgettable climaxes. Tension …

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Timer Tip

by Chris Fabry Writing is losing yourself. When you are into the story, the essay, whatever you’re creating, you lose yourself. At least, that’s supposed to happen. I had heard that concept from many writers—that they get into the writing and don’t realize they’re writing. Was there something wrong with me? How could I get to that point? Here’s a tip that can help you move into the hard …

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A Writer’s Voice

By Francine Rivers What does it mean to have a “voice” as a writer? Every person has unique DNA. We also have unique fingerprints and retinas. There are billions of us, but each human being is individual and distinctive—an original creation. That’s true of the way we express ourselves as well. Sit with a group of friends and you will …

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The Fine Art of Writing

by Carrie Stuart Parks My “day job,” the one I can’t give up until a vast number of people go on a buying frenzy and purchase enough books to put me on the New York Times bestseller list, is teaching art. Specifically, I teach people to draw faces. Most of them aren’t artists. In fact, most students, on a good …

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Setting the Goals that Will Make Your Writing Dreams a Reality

One successful author’s advice from our archives remains timeless. This excerpt has been updated from a 2012 interview.     Setting the Goals that Will Make Your Writing Dreams a Reality An Interview with James L. Rubart by Lindy Jacobs Some writers make it look so easy. Like James L. Rubart. In the short space of eight years, Jim made …

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