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When Your Hard Work Goes Unnoticed (Again)

Yesterday, scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw a health expert, who I’ve followed for a few years now, post an article she had written and shared with her audience. 496 more words

Meg Dowell

Acting My Way into Feeling: Just Write!

I’m about to do one of the hardest things I’ve done recently—WRITE!

“What? How can that be?” you ask. “You’re a writer! Isn’t that what writers do?” 462 more words


Everything You Need to Hear Right Now

Writers: here are a few things you might really need to hear today.

You’re working as hard as you can right now.

Forget all those “successful” people who wake up at 4am and work 13 hours a day six days a week. 807 more words

Meg Dowell

Writers, ignore the odds and write those books

I read so much on “only this teeny tiny percentage of writers are ever successful.” I ignore every such claim. Proceed to pretend you didn’t just read that and write on! 298 more words


A Late-Blooming Author's Column

You may notice that each of the Scriblerians is developing a  distinct and focused column on this site, complete with a lovely meme expressing the theme of the column. 341 more words


How to Come Down from a Conference High

Tim, Lisa, Kathrese, & I just returned from Realm Makers. Next month a couple of others will be attending the ACFW conference. ‘Tis the (conference) season. 302 more words


Writing Strengths and Weaknesses

Today I’d like to share about the strengths and weaknesses in my writing in hopes of encouraging some of you.

I’ve been writing for a long time, although I took quite a few years off to raise and homeschool my two older sons.   596 more words