Bring Your Reader into the Story

Tighten narrative distance so readers better connect with your story We writers love to tell stories. But we shouldn’t. Tell that is. We should show. Writers show best by narrowing narrative distance. We should help our readers visualize the setting, people, psychology, the action. We can do this through vividly…

Grateful, after all these years!

Grateful, after all these years serving in Ethiopia and Vietnam! Do you keep a grateful journal? It’s a critical tool for good thinking and spiritual health. But it’s been tough this past year. I’ve tried, but skipped many days. Pondering this Thanksgiving Newsletter, I reviewed my journal. I use the…