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Recent Posts

Writing About Characters After You Say Goodbye – Guest Post by Barbara M. Britton

Writing About Characters After You Say Goodbye – Guest Post by Barbara M. Britton

by Phyllis Helton
September 23, 2019
Book Reviews

Writing About Characters After You Say Goodbye by Barbara M. Britton I’m frequently asked if I’m a Plotter or a Pantser. Plotters know every detail about their stories and usually have characters, chapters, and intricate plot details mapped out before they begin a manuscript. Pantsers write about whatever plot lines […]








Always by Jody Hedlund – Book Review, Preview

Always by Jody Hedlund – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
September 16, 2019
Book Reviews

Jody Hedlund’s newest young adult series takes place in an imaginary country, perhaps during the Middle Ages. It is the story of three princesses who were secreted away to save their lives when their kingdom was conquered. Evermore has also been released and will be reviewed here tomorrow. Foremost and […]


Songs of Salvation – Jessica Kate

Songs of Salvation – Jessica Kate

by Phyllis Helton
September 15, 2019
Book Reviews

Surviving The First Year as an Author: Learning to Trust God by Jessica Kate I’ll be honest: this is the bad version of this blog post. In my relationship with God, I don’t feel that I’ve been learning any earth-shattering truths lately, at least, none that will seem earth-shattering to […]