Ms. Gay Towel, once a child without a home, now sacrifices for others. Her compassion and joy spills out as she tells her story. When she was 14 years old, Gay and her siblings found themselves homeless. Her mother left town, only taking two of her five children with her. Gay’s baby sister ended up … More Once a child without a home, now sacrifices for others.
… one story at a time. How has a story given you hope? In this video I describe how I create characters that will give my readers hope. I’m interested in knowing what types of characters you like. What aspect of a fictional story draws you in?
The most important work… Everyone’s life is an every-single-kind-of-genre novel, I think. All the genre’s are mixed up and intertwined with the next. We may have some romance, some drama, some comedy, perhaps a little fantasy-adventure, too. The contemporary realism section or genre of my novel might be entitled, “Child-like Faith.” I have desired to … More Children Are Not a Distraction
It’s okay to be an introvert! I grew up thinking there was something wrong with me, because I didn’t have the energy to be around people all the time. Now that I’ve learned the differences between extroverts and introverts, I know that I was made that way. I need time alone to recharge my energy … More “I like people but…”
When you shed light on your strengths, your weaknesses fade into the shadows. Watch below as I share an example of how to do just that by using Tom Rath’s Strength Finder. We can do amazing things when we operate in our strengths!
We moved to Texas almost two weeks ago now! I can’t believe how fast time is going by. We are loving the fluffy cumulus clouds, warm rain with thunder and lightning, and abundance of fresh air. I had recorded videos during our move, one a day for eight days, and posted them on Facebook. I … More Moving Toward the Calling
Empathy is the capacity to understand what another being feels. … More “Writers Write from Empathy”
“creativity now is as important in education as literacy.” … More Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Walter Plume and the Dehydrated Imagination is officially released today! What a blessing it has been to work with Cedar Fort Publishing and Media on the publication of my book. They are a caring and kind group of people. I believe that God is faithful in all things and your dreams can come true, too! … More What Does Walter Like? Dislike?
The pitted, furrowed road was not kind to the dusty white van. Our tired bodies jerked this way and that. We bounced along past piles of debris, slatted wood homes, and crumbling graffiti-riddled walls on each side of us. Being our second day outside Mazatlan, Mexico, the scene outside our windows was a familiar one. Although, a … More And Then There Were Eleven