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How to Find Time to Write When Your Kids Are on Summer Break

Today in the Clumsy Bloggers’ Workshop, I was soliciting ideas for my next “How to” post… hoping for something reasonable and simple like “How to Make Links Look Good on Facebook” or “How to Find Pictures for Your Blog“. But then…

How I Wrote 17,231 Words in 30 Days

I met Laura Beth Martin at a writers’ conference in Portland this spring. She had already been in the Clumsy Bloggers’ Workshop for a few weeks, and told me about the 30 Days of Writing it had inspired. I made her…

Write Like You Talk

Yesterday a friend asked me what I thought about writing personal vs. objective blog posts. Should you try to strike a balance between connecting with your audience and sharing your story? It’s a question that lurks in the back of every blogger’s mind…

How to Make Links Look Good on Facebook

I love blogging. The writing, the community, the technical ins and outs, the hours of frustration whilst mucking about with CSS and whatnot. Today we interrupt our usual stream of millennial angst to talk about a very practical part of blogging. Regular programming…

Turning the Page

People often ask me where the name “Redemption Pictures” came from. It started when I was in college, making short films and dreaming big dreams about big screens and Hollywood. “Redemption Pictures” was the name I gave to those little…

150 Actual Search Terms For My Blog (as Poetry)

Over the past few years this blog has granted me a unique glimpse into our collective humanity. Not only in the words we share and the comments we leave, but in the questions we ask when we are alone with…

I Don't Have My Shit Together + Free Wallpaper

“I don’t want to be a Christian writer, if it means writing from the heart and then hitting backspace until it feels safe again. I don’t want to be a Christian writer if it means I need to act like…

How To Not Be Matt Walsh

This isn’t about Matt Walsh. Not really. We could just as easily talk about any number of blustering voices on talk radio or cable news or behind the pulpits of many churches. But right now the conversation is about Matt…

Of Artists and Patrons

“I truly believe there are artists and there are patrons in the Kingdom.” A friend told me this the other day, and I think she might be on to something. To be honest, sometimes I wish art was commercially self-sustainable….

Clumsy Bloggers' Workshop

You’re staring at your computer screen right now, wondering what to do next. A thousand words are raging in your chest, and a thousand ideas inside your head. You’re about to go microwave your coffee for the second time. I…