All posts tagged: tools

Waging War with the Right Tools: A Word on Effective Advancement

“There are many plans in a man’s heart, but the Lord’s counsel will prevail.” ~PROVERBS 19:21 Idon’t know what to do. I seriously don’t know what to do.” These were the words I recited more than a few times during the 2019 year. I don’t know about you, but last year was a year and season of gaining new territory, creatively, physically, mentally, relationally, and spiritually. These are all great places to take possession of land but I also felt like, not only was the year truly moving at an accelerated pace but that some of the difficulties, trials, and tests I was facing were far out of my realm of knowledge or understanding. My head was spinning. Though joyful and often times happy, I was overwhelmed. I was anxious. I was out of my element. None of my usual ‘go-to’s for success an any of the aforementioned categories were working. I literally told the Lord I didn’t know what to do and He was basically like, “Of course not. This is new territory AND …

Keys to Writing a Novel: 5 Things to Remember

The Number one key to writing a novel is to sit down and write the novel.” You can definitely feel free to quote me on that. Actually, if you have been down this adventurous road of writing for quite some time, then you already know this to be true. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves stuck between the rock of an ‘idea’ and the hard place of ‘execution.’ We want everything to be perfect. We want our ideas to be clear. It doesn’t always work this way, however. The best thing to do, I’ve found, is to just put your fingers upon the keyboard, or if you are more romantic, put your pen to the paper and begin to write the very first words that come to mind. I’ve found, that after a least a good thirty seconds or so, clarity of mind comes forth like the light beaming from a projecture upon a dark silver screen. The story begins to tell its self, first in whispers and then with clear images that tantalize your every sense. …