Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Learn 2 Discern in October—Part IV

What voice do you listen to? The three sources of everything we hear on this planet are: the voice of man, the voice of God, or the voice of the devil? #Learn2DiscernOctober @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Invitation to a Party! Join Me!

I’m privileged to be a part of Tamara Lynn Kraft’s Themed Facebook parties. This is your official invitation to join me and other authors in two days. My party time slot is Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s the link

Visit the page and say you’re coming. The grand prize is all the books you see in the picture plus an Amazon gift card.

I’ll have a special prize to give away during my half hour, plus “fun” facts about my hometown, on which this story is based, and ways you can keep in touch with me. What questions might you have for me? I’ll answer them during my half hour.

Sign up for my newsletter and hear news first hand under the Contact-Newsletter Sign Up tab.

Hope to see you there! TWEETABLE

Plotting, Writing, Writing Resources

Plotting 4 Pantsers — Part IV

We’ve looked at the four essential elements of every plot twist. Last week, we reviewed three types of plot twists. This week, we’ll learn of two more. If you’re a “pantser” — how do you “plot?” By using story techniques like plot twists, character development, and raising the stakes. #Plotting4Pantsers #PlotTwists @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Learn 2 Discern in October—Part II

Mindsets. Ways of thinking. Attitudes. Thoughts. Beliefs. Our mindsets tell us a lot about how we were raised and how we think. #Learn2DiscernOctober @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Plotting, Writing, Writing Ideas, Writing Resources

Plotting 4 Pantsers—Part III

We’re continuing our discussion of plot twists today. Turn your story on its head. By using the four basic elements of a stunning plot twist last week, let’s look at five different types of plot twists: identity, awareness, complexity, peril, & cleverness. Choose at least one then build a plot twist based on it. Plotting4Pantsers @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

Five types of plot twists: 1) Identity, 2) Awareness, 3) Complexity, 4) Peril, and 5) Cleverness

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Learn 2 Discern in October—Part I

Voices. They’re all around us. Our friends and family. The church we belong to. Schools. Organizations. Media. There’s a lot of voices clamoring for our attention. If we notice them, we’ll hear what they say and assess it in our own minds. Evaluation is very necessary. Because of the times we live in, who do we trust to tell us the truth? #Learn2DiscernOctober @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Plotting, Writing, Writing Resources

Plotting 4 Pantsers—Part II

Last week, we talked about making promises to readers. Today, I’m going to talk about plot twists. Four elements must be present in any plot twist you write: inevitable, surprising, escalation, & expectation. #Plotting4Pantsers @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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