Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Here we are, the fourth and last week of Advent. I would be posting this in a few days (my regular Monday post), but that's Christmas Eve. I'm assuming many of you will be busy. I know I will be! So I thought I should deliver your links before you take some time off.... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! It's week three of Advent. This week's theme is joy. When it comes to writing, I run a gamut of emotions. Frustration, uncertainty, fear. But above all, I feel joy. Knowing that I can take an idea in my head, translate it into words on the page, and ultimately touch a reader in some... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! I have to apologize for the links this week. My computer is broken and in the shop for repairs. (I don't want to talk about it.) Consequently, collecting links and assembling posts has been a challenge. Hopefully, I'll have it back next week. But they're saying 7-10 days, so I'm not optimistic. Anyway, this... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! For those of you who don't know, I'm Roman Catholic. While the calendar year is winding down, the Church year has just begun. We are now in the season of Advent, which is a time of preparation. Don't worry; this isn't going to be a religious post. But I think all writers bring parts... Continue Reading →

Countdown to Christmas: Peace

This is the last week of the Advent Season. That means we light the last candle. We now have one rose and three purple candles lit; the circle is complete. Four candles representing the four thousand years from Adam and Eve to the birth of the Savior are all illuminated, and Christmas is almost upon... Continue Reading →

Countdown to Christmas: Joy

We’re entering the third week of Advent. This week is called Gaudete Sunday. “Gaudete” (pronounced gow / dey / tay) is the Latin word for “rejoice” and this is the week priests wear rose-colored vestments and we light the rose-colored candle, because we are rejoicing reaching the half-way point through this anticipatory season. This third... Continue Reading →

Countdown to Christmas: Love and Faith

This is the second week of Advent in the church. Some modern conventions have a white candle in the middle of the wreath to be lit on Christmas Eve representing Christ’s birth, or even all white candles instead of the traditional purple and pink, but at our home, we use the traditional convention. That means... Continue Reading →

Countdown to Christmas: Hope

So the Month of Thanks is over, and we’re entering the last month of the year, which is interesting, because in my faith, we are entering the new year of our church calendar. Advent has begun, which, for those of you who don’t know, is not only the start of a new liturgical calendar, but... Continue Reading →

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