The Writing Life

The writing world features stories of the writing life of Lyndie Blevins

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Sage Community, The Owl and The Bat

A preview of Chapter 1 of The Owl and The Bat -- the words

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From The Owl and The Bat 

words used in chapter 1 - The Owl Answers Her Call

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Please meet Kassy Paris - Authors You Should Know

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Kassy Paris is the newest addition to my Authors You Should Know section. Check out her page here.

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Please Meet Tom Threadgill - An Author You Should Know

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Tom Threadgill is the latest addition to my Authors You Should Know. Check out his page here

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A re-read of CUJO a novel by Stephen King

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This week I re-read CUJO, forty years and 3 months from my first read. 

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Christy Awards Finalists for 2021

I'm very excited for my friends, some former critique group members, were named Finalists for the 2021 Christy Awards. 

Congratulations to:

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A new author added to Authors You Should Know

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I'm please to announced adding a new author to my AUTHORS YOU SHOULD KNOW  section. 

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Join ACFW DFW October 17, 2020 with Teri Wilson

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ACFW DFW presents Teri Wilson - From Pumpkn Patches to Christmas Cookies, How to Write a Hallmark-sweet Romance, October 17, 2020, on Zoom, 10:30 AM to Noon, CST. This is a free event to guests, The $3 meeting fee applies to ACFW DFW memebers. 

 

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Exciting news Patti Callahan's next book cover reveal!

Here it is! I am so excited to share the cover for Surviving Savannah by New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan, on sale March 9, 2021.

It’s inspired by the true and forgotten story of the sinking of the Pulaski, known as the “Titanic of the South.

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Seeking Sage Weekly Newsletter - First Issue

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Welcome to my first newsletter. 

My current work in progress is a story of how the community of my town, Sage, Texas is responding to the COVID virus. 

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Book Reviews Matter

Last week, I got caught up on reviewing the books I’d read during the first half of the year. I had  a little surprise when I posted 2 of the reviews at Barnes and Nobles. 

I was the first person to post a review for God and Hamilton which was published in 2018. Thirty-seven people had posted on Amazon. 

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ACFW DFW Mini-Conference August 8, 2020 Love This Writing Life

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Melanie Stiles comes to us from Houston, TX. She will speak on, “Delivering a Devotional Message.” Hear her discuss how to break into print while connecting with God on an intimate level. Her workshop will explore the core components involved in formatting, writing, and selling these short, impactive messages that have the power to reach God’s people everywhere.

Dubbing herself a “Life Coach in Blue Jeans,” Melanie is not only a life coach, but also an award-winning author, and a speaker who has been a prayer leader and lay minister at Lakewood Church, Houston for over seventeen years. Three of her many books include, The Heart of a Ready Scribe52 Reflections for Writers, the recipient of the 2012 USA Best Book Award, and a 2012 Indie Excellence Finalist, as well as the 2013 Xulon Press Christian Choice Award: Let’s Write Devotionals! A Non-Nonsense Manual: as well as,  And She Shall be Called WomanA Bible Study on Less-Known Women of the Bible, a 2020 Book Excellence Award Finalist.    

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Adventures of My COVID-19 Rabbit - Episode 3

See what my COVID-19 has been up to today. 

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Adventures of my COVID-19 Rabbit - Episode 2

Today's adventure is about shopping in COVID-19 

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Meet My COVID-19 Rabbit Episode 1

I'm thinking, we all need something to help us get through this time. You know, something like a COVID-19 Rabbit. 

I'll be posting the Adventures of My COVID-19 Rabbit over the next few days. Drop by and check it out. 

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One of my favorite authors - Clive Cussler

Sad news from one of my favorite authors, Clive Cussler has passed.

https://twitter.com/cusslerOFFICIAL/status/1232712130845003777

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At work at ACFW DFW, February 2020

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With Sara-Meg Seese, hard at work on the details on being Treasurer and Secretary at the February's meeting at ACFW DFW Chapter.

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Speaking at ACFW DFW on Twas the Night Before Christmas

At the 2019 Christmas Party, at ACFW DFW,  I spoke on the history and poetic structure of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. 

Not one time when we pulled this story/poem out to read, did my parents tell me it was written in anapestic tertrameter. 

Thinking about Point of View, I'm taken with how the poem's format keeps you completely in the story. Not only that, but end though the can anticipate where each line is going, the rhyme doesn't allow you to skip the line, but demands hearing the rhyme.  

Lyndie Speaking At ACFW DFW

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Photos from The Sage Ladies Writing Club

The Sage Ladies Writing Club is a farce I wrote for ACFW DFW 2019 Christmas Party. It was performed December 14. It featured  J.A. Marx, Sara-Meg Seese, Rhonda Eudaly. Lori Scott and Lyndie Blevins

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My ‘fall’ of Steven James

I’ve dubbed this season of my life, the ‘fall’ of Steven James. I took several workshops recently taught by Steven and sat a couple of times at his table during meals.

 

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Growing your tribe

I don't know if he intended this, but Seth Godin's post today is a great description of how our Christian faith has grown.

 

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Where We Are Located

Lyndie Blevins

P.O. Box 381029
Duncanville, Tx 75138
LyndieBlevins@guidingwind.com

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