Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Freedom’s Fireworks for July—Part I

Tomorrow, we in the United States celebrate our Independence Day. Citizens of the U.S. observe our freedom from England when we declared our independence on July 4, 1776. Firecrackers, fireworks, and sparklers all simulate the war of independence. But physical freedom isn’t all there is. We can have emotional and spiritual freedom, too. Each Tuesday this month, we’ll focus on some aspect of emotional and spiritual freedom. #FreedomsFireworks4July #donnalhsmith #IndependenceDayJuly4

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Emotion, Writing, Writing Emotion, Writing Resources

Keeping the Middle Moving––Part V

Fear is a great tool to provide inner conflict for characters. Keeping the middle of your story moving requires all kinds of different ways to spur conflict. But not all conflict is external. The characters should go through inner turmoil. Though we should not live in fear, our characters should. Click to Tweet #keepmiddlemoving #amwriting

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Facing Your Fear–What are YOU Afraid Of?

The Big Bad Wolf
The Big Bad Wolf

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? Will he huff and puff and blow your ‘house’ down? Your life is too precious to continue to live in fear.

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I’ve heard it said that we’re all afraid of “something”–whether it’s a fear of heights, fear of water, fear of dogs, fear of the unknown, or even a fear of leaving the house. My biggest fear was, catch that, was, fear of rejection.

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