Takeaways Always try new things. Be open to creative stimulation Know what drives your novel and keep going back to it. Describe your book in a letter and gain clarity Exploring Masterclass The pandemic guided many of us in different ways, to try different things. I signed up for Masterclass—the…
The outdoors captured my attention and imagination from an early age. Images of oceans, mountains, vegetation, wildlife, and rivers flash through my memory. It was my original passion. It remains so. This passion revolved around exploration, climbing, rafting, hiking, camping and other recreations. I marveled at the natural world.…
Quotes to inspire successful writing, and a thriving writer’s life. Meditate on the ones that catch your attention. Then get to work writing with passion AND focus!
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…
Each day begins at your first moments of conciousness. That’s when we first make choices—choices that will empower, or limit, your day.
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Aisha al-Juaidi is my imaginary friend who has suffered in life, and whom I want to save physically and spiritually. This young Yemeni girl is the antagonist in my newest suspense novel, The Terrorist’s Redemption. When I picture her face, I see the face of one of my fifth-grade students at the School of Tomorrow in Addis Ababa, a Yemeni girl taken out of class five years ago and disappearing, most likely home to civil war torn Yemen.
Depending on what we choose to look at, we can still find beauty and hope in the world. Yes, we need to be realistic, but that also includes looking around 360 degrees, appreciating the good, and caring about each other.
News from Scott Martell, including The Writer’s Blog, a New Book, a Book Review, Ethiopia Ministry, and The Joy Quest.
God’s dreams take form only when they are about others, for the benefit of others. Loving them. Guiding them. Serving them. Influencing them. Filling their heads with dreams and hope. There are no other types of God dreams.