5 Successful Strategies to Soothe the Sting of Rejection

Let’s face it. Rejection sucks. No one ever likes to hear, “nope, sorry, your manuscript/project/idea/fill-in-the-blank just isn’t good enough.” But, unless you’re living somewhere on a deserted island, there’s no escaping rejection. I recently entered a story in a contest and found myself on the receiving end of some less than complimentary criticism. To put […]

Our Gorgeous Lani Forbes is a Finalist!!

Yes, we’re all a little excited over here at Quills & Inkblotts. Our very own Lani Forbes has been announced as a finalist in the Rosemary Contest from the Young Adult Romance Writers of America for her YA speculative novel, The Seventh Sun. This prestigious contest draws in hundreds (thousands?!?) of entries every year and […]

3 Not So Surprising Things I Learned About Writers

I recently returned from four fabulous days in Nashville where I was able to attend the American Christian Fiction Writers’ conference, and, wow, what an adventure! I’ve mulled over all the information I received; all the publishers, agents, and authors I met; and all the experiences I had. I can honestly say it was one […]

ACFW Genesis contest, YA Category WINNER is JEBRAUN CLIFFORD!

We are pleased to announce the winner of the ACFW Genesis Awards in the Young Adult category, all the way from New Zealand, our one and only, Jebraun Clifford. She did it my friends!!!! Were we surprised? Not a bit. Are we thrilled beyond belief? You bet. Is she exhausted beyond belief? You better believe […]

Perhaps

Adverb. 1528. Possibly but not certainly. “Perhaps the Lord will be with me,” Caleb says in Joshua 14:12b. Which is it? Possibly, or not certainly? If He is not with Caleb disaster will surely reign. Caleb will be defeated, probably humiliated. I entered a writing contest last month.  I stumbled on it and I had […]