23 of the Most Important Lessons on Writing and Life

Everyone is a writer. Yes, even those of you who think you don't like writing, who don't journal or blog, who've never written a book or dreamed of writing the next Great Novel. Everyone is a writer, because we're all writing the story of our lives--if not with pen on paper or at the computer, then … Continue reading 23 of the Most Important Lessons on Writing and Life

Authors in the House: Husband and Wife and How We Write

The winter issue of B.C. BookWorld lists 25 B.C. couples who both write books.  No, Gary and April Yamasaki aren't listed there with historians Roderick and Jean Barman or poets Patricia and Terence Young. We're just too far outside the literary scene, but between the two of us, we've had 10 books published (April's books, Gary's … Continue reading Authors in the House: Husband and Wife and How We Write

Writing FAQ: how do you find time to write?

At a church leaders' retreat last month, we talked about having an I don't do list as a way of making time for sacred pauses in life and ministry. The things we don't do make it possible to do some other things. The things we say No to allow us to say Yes to other things. In this post I share some of the I don't do items discussed at the retreat and my own I don't do list that allows me to write.

Pinterest: What I Did Instead of Blogging

I've been getting to know Pinterest as an extension of my blog, as a visual way of saving links that interest me, and just for fun 🙂 So far I have 9 boards: Book Reviews, Sacred Pauses, Spiritual Practice, Women in Church Leadership, Creativity, Poets and Poetry, Writing Quotes, Easy Food Gifts, Healthy Crockpot. Follow me on Pinterest.