You Should See This


Here are some of the best things I’ve seen on the Internet recently. Click on the highlighted words at the end of each excerpt to read the post in full.

Also, Bryan Allain and I are launching an affordable writers’ course in the next few months. If you think you might be interested, message me with your email address (using the Contact button at the top right of the page) and I’ll keep you in the loop.

Inside the store, at the counter we inquire about this lost toy. I’m anxious now. Afraid honestly, of what my girl’s response will be when the lady returns empty handed. I’m worried that her budding faith could be crushed by God’s “no” to her prayer. I am not hopeful. I am only afraid and riddled with doubt.

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Unfortunately, many writers today are stuck in a kind of limbo between a perception that writing for a sustainable income means writing in order to get famous. This perception is grounded in an unnecessary reality that has unfortunately become all too normal.

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We sit in a large circle, inmates and a sparse number of volunteers. Black, white, advantaged, disadvantaged, petty thieves, dope-slingers, repentant, unrepentant, guilty, not-guilty–all of us sitting in the round, no positions of prominence. No head of the table. No foot, either.

These are the men of the Elkhart County Jail book club, men who’ve been reading and discussing Coming Clean.

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