January 29, 2015

 

 

I have been involved in a traditional critique group for a while, which has been enormously beneficial; not only to tighten my writing and hone technique, but to encourage me—especially when I was a knee-trembling newbie.

However, inspired by the class taught by Sus...

January 12, 2015

 I write Biblical fiction, but unlike most stories told about Bible characters, the stories in my first series (which takes place before, during, and after the Exodus from Egypt) are written from a first person point of view, and also from the perspective of an “outsid...

September 29, 2014

 

I am coming off the mountaintop today. I just spent five days in St. Louis, Missouri at the ACFW 2014 conference with over 600 writers who all share the same crazy dream that I do—being published. 
Only I now can count myself among those that have achieved that dream....

September 6, 2014

Thanks to Laurie Tomlinson for this fun way to get to know other writers that are attending the ACFW conference at the end of the month. This will be my second year at ACFW and I am so excited!  I cannot believe it's already been a year. Looking forward to getting to k...

August 27, 2014

 

Besides procrastination, the biggest hurdle in my writing life is distraction. I am a homeschooling mama who also runs a piano studio out of my home and teaches art classes. So between all that, my two kids, my husband, and a yowling Siamese, things tend to get a bit...

July 20, 2014

I’m kind of a fearful person. I am scared of heights, public speaking, and tornados, but I am TERRIFIED of snakes. The bad news—I live in Texas. The good news—after living here for eight years, I haven’t seen a live one, thank you Jesus! Living here has taught me to tr...

July 9, 2014

I’ve been asked to participate in a Writer’s Blog Hop. I will be answering four questions about my writing and then will tag three other authors to answer the same questions on their blogs within the next couple of weeks. Check the links to their blogs at the end of th...

April 15, 2014

 

Have you ever gotten lost in your writing? So wrapped up in the words that time flew by without notice? Most of us creative-types have probably experienced this at one time or another, when everything around us dissolves and we are completely immersed in our make beli...

February 25, 2014

 

I flunked second grade art class.

 

 

Who flunks second grade art class, where high expectations are stick figures and barely recognizable animal shaped blobs? Me, that’s who. Was I a terrible artist? No, I always loved art. My teacher told my mother that I had thrown ev...

January 21, 2014

 

The novel I am currently working on comes from the perspective of a Canaanite woman who, to avenge family members killed by the Hebrew invaders, disguises herself as a man to go to battle against them.

Writing from the perspective of an enemy of the People of God is...

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When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kiddos (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure out-of-print history books. Her first book Counted with the Stars will be released through Bethany House Publishers April 2016.

She also blogs at JoyComesInTheMorning.com and LearnHowToWriteANovel.com

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