The Writer’s Life

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How to Stop Hating What You Write

Do you hate writing because you think you’re a bad writer? These tips on how to love what you write are inspired by quotes from famous published authors who once hated writing, too. The first step to stop hating what you write is learning how to love the act of writing itself. If you enjoy the writing process – whether […]

How to Stop Being Jealous of Writers Who Succeed

How do you deal with feelings of jealousy when you meet successful writers, hear about a fellow writer’s book publishing contract, or learn that yet another author won a writing prize, short story contest, or even a Pulitzer? Learning how to deal with feeling jealous is part of everyday life. We seem wired to compare ourselves to other people. We […]

Sample Old Testament Exegesis Paper – Jeremiah 10

Understanding the Old Testament – especially the “prophet books” like Jeremiah – can be challenging. This exegesis of Jeremiah 10 will help you understand not only what’s happening in prophetical literature, but also how to write a paper for seminary or Bible college. I’m currently a Master of Divinity student at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. One of the […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Starting a New Blog

These seven tips contain everything I wish I knew when I first started my “She Blossoms” blogs. I know how hard it is to find free blogging advice that is actually good. I’ve been writing online, going to blog mentoring workshops, and listening to SEO (search engine optimization) podcasts for 10 years. I’ve learned a lot about blogging, which is […]

7 Ways to Keep Blogging When You Want to Quit

I’m celebrating my 10th year as a full-time blogger – and believe me, there were times I wanted to quit blogging! But I loved writing too much to stop. And the money I made blogging was too good. I bet you never thought you’d hear a self-employed blogger (or any type of writer) say that! “I couldn’t quit blogging because […]

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

“I want to write the story of my life but I don’t know where to start,” says one of my She Blossoms readers. Below are four tips on how to write your life story, from published author and literature professor Allan Hunter. I also share my own Blossom Tip at the end, plus additional resources on how to start writing […]