Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Actually, Missy is doing double duty today! Head on over to Seekerville and visit Missy again!
Isn't it a great Monday : )
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Missy Tippens has a new novel coming out in June!! His Forever Love published by Steeple Hill Love Inspired is next on my TBR list. Make it a priority on yours!! Take a peek at what the back cover tempts us with...
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Elizabeth O'Connor has been like the little sister John Brady always wanted, sharing his love of literature and his thirst for God. But in the throes of the reckless Roaring Twenties, Lizzie has grown up. Suddenly she wants more from the man who has been her friend since she was a child. When this shy little bookworm blossoms into a beautiful young woman bent on loving John, she discovers that his past won't let him return that love. But Lizzie refuses to give up -- until his shocking secrets push her away.
Can true love survive the betrayal and deceit of a painful past...or will it be shattered like the fairy-tale dreams of a girl in love?Brimming with romance, longing, and redemption, A Passion Denied will quicken your pulse and gladden your heart with a riveting story of the true power of love.
Now, isn't that enough to capture your imagination and your interest? Julie will be my guest on Five Scribes blog June 1st. She'll be giving away a copy of your choice of any one of the 3 Daughters of Boston books.
Come join the fun. You won't be disappointed!!
Friday, May 08, 2009
1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else.
2. Always prefer the clean direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them.
3. Never use abstract nouns when concrete ones will do. If you mean “more people died” don’t say “mortality rose.”
4. In writing, don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the things you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us the thing was “terrible,” describe it so that we’ll be terrified. Don’t say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, “Please, will you do my job for me?”
5. Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Hey, if the concept is good enough for C.S. Lewis, who am I to argue??
See you there!