I’m Getting Published!

I’m SO thrilled to announce that my novel, Not by Sight: The Story of Joseph, has been picked up by WordCrafts Press for publication! Not by Sight is a retelling of the story of Joseph, his brothers, and his coat, from the Biblical book of Genesis. Focusing on both historical and Biblical accuracy, the novelContinue reading “I’m Getting Published!”

Plotting the Dreaded Middle

Bridging the Gap Between Beginning and End By Claire Tucker Reading a good novel is like taking a road trip. The road winds between hills and forests and anticipation for the end of the journey is palpable in the vehicle. Then all at once the hills and forests fall away as you drive onto aContinue reading “Plotting the Dreaded Middle”

Read Like a Writer

By Claire Tucker If you’ve been a writer for any length of time, then doubtless you’ve come across Stephen King’s advice: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, noContinue reading “Read Like a Writer”

Writing From Life’s Lessons

By Stephanie Jaye We’ve all heard the phrase “write what you know”. And while some debate the legitimacy of that idea, I’ve found in writing that reaching beyond that simple concept into something a bit more heartfelt can make for a passionate work of fiction. No one likes trials (can I get an amen?). Yet,Continue reading “Writing From Life’s Lessons”

No Matter What, They Will Do as You Do, Not as You Say (Part 2)

The failings of today’s world are the results of generations of behavior Well, when I posted Part 1 of this post, I thought that COVID-19 would still be the big deal here in the United States. However, this is not the case, as protests have begun in the wake of the death of George Floyd,Continue reading “No Matter What, They Will Do as You Do, Not as You Say (Part 2)”

I’ve Been Nominated for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award!

Wow! So, this is the first blogging award I have been nominated for! I want to sincerely thank The Devotional Guy for the nomination. He has been blogging faithfully about how to live for Jesus during these hard times of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and I have been heartened by his blog. The Ideal Inspiration BloggerContinue reading “I’ve Been Nominated for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award!”

God’s Choices, God’s Mercy

Judah, the (surprisingly) honored one So, after we talked about Joseph last week, we need to connect some dots. I mentioned a few weeks back that Joseph’s father, Jacob, was called Israel by God. You may have heard of the “Twelve Tribes of Israel” – each tribe descended from one of Jacob’s sons. (I’m simplifyingContinue reading “God’s Choices, God’s Mercy”

Why Joseph’s Faith is Unique

Why I wrote my book This is going to be a kind of an odd post, because I have to tell you why I wrote my book about Joseph’s story, and about why his faith journey is unique, without really telling you my plot or spoiling anything. Not that tons of people don’t know howContinue reading “Why Joseph’s Faith is Unique”

She Laughed

Sarah in the Tent There’s an old Yiddish Proverb that says: “Man plans, God laughs.” Meaning, of course, that no matter how carefully thought out any of our plans may be, it is only God who sees all ends and only God who knows what the best course of action is for us. In Genesis,Continue reading “She Laughed”

He Sees You

Hagar in the Desert I wanted to spend today on what undoubtedly will be a shorter post, but one I think is important. I love the stories of women in the Bible because they are given without caveat. As in, they don’t begin with: “She was a woman, but look at what she did anyway.”Continue reading “He Sees You”