1. Out of the Blue: A Conversion Story

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    June 8, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    It was on a weekday autumn afternoon in 1993 that my conversion to Christianity began. I was selling insurance then. …
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  2. The One-Off Theme for Writer’s Block

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    June 2, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Looking for a temporary theme or motif can be a good way of grounding the narrative within a narrow span …
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  3. The Evil Twin of Writer’s Block

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    May 20, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Writer’s Block has an evil twin. Her name is hypergraphia.   Hypergraphia is the compulsive desire to continually write or …
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  4. Embracing Writer’s Block

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    May 12, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Fear not writer’s block. It is neither a malady nor a crisis nor an unhappy vicissitude of life, and pushing …
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  5. The Weight of Words

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    May 6, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    I have five sons. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the words I use with them. And I find myself …
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  6. We Are Writer Nomads

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    April 28, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    We love our writing spaces, don’t we? And that’s good; the right physical environment is important. But there’s a space …
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  7. That Elusive Stack of Dimes

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    April 21, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    As research for a character I was developing a few years ago, I tried my hand at blacksmithing.   It …
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