Transitions, In Life – and Writing

Over at The High Calling, Karen Swallow Prior writes about transitions - in life, and in writing: The lack of proper connections is, I’ve been noticing lately, the root of all kinds of trouble. Weak or missing transitions account for the greatest problem in the writing of my advanced students. One paper in particular comes to mind. [Read More...]

Should Christians Work (Sorry, Minister) for Free?

Ed Cyzewski has an interesting piece up at The High Calling asking if Christians ought to be paid less because their work is “ministry”: It makes me wonder if Christians unintentionally undervalue each other’s work when asking for the family discount. In some cases we have confused freebies with ministry, as if adding money to [Read More...]

In Sickness, In Health

I spotted two articles recently about vocation . . . and illness. At Good Letters, Paige Eve Chant wrote about “how to write in a sick person’s body“: At first, I thought I might keep it a secret, this new disease, because privacy is a long-lost treasure in this world. I was eager to set [Read More...]

Improve Your Writing, Now

I teach writing and edit for a living, so I talk to a lot of people who say that they wish they knew a few tricks to help their writing improve. It’s unfortunate but true: once you’re a grownup, on the hamster wheel of daily work, it’s hard to re-learn grammar rules and re-build your [Read More...]


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