Entries by Darlene Franklin

WRITING NEWS AND TIPS FROM CYNTHIA HICKEY

Today’s special guest is Cynthia Hickey. She’s not only a personal friend and a collaborator, she is also my boss, the editor of Forget Me Not Romances. This multi-published and Amazon Best-Selling author has sold half a million copies of her works. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction […]

A NEW BEGINNING

I’ve been studying and memorizing my way through the book of Isaiah—not all of the book, but verses here and there. I’m almost done, memorizing from Isaiah 58. The words jumped out at me: I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places— firm muscles, […]

WRITING NEWS AND TIPS: JAMES CALLAN

Today’s guest is James R. Callan. He’s had a successful career in mathematics and computer science, receiving grants from the National Science Foundation and NASA. He left the technology field to pursue his real love, writing. He has had four non-fiction books published, but his passion is mystery and suspense novels. His eleventh book is […]

BEGINNINGS and MYSTERIES

P.S. Remember to leave comments all month for chances to win these books, along with mentioning whether or not you’re signed up for my newsletter, twitter, and like my Facebook page. I released another devotional this month, Beginnings: 30 Days in Genesis – Exodus. For those of you planning to read through the Bible this year, […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

For this blog, I tried to think of a wonderful Christmas message that doesn’t start with a Bible verse and become a devotional. But the truth is, Christmas is a ho-hum day for me. The last special Christmas memory I have wasn’t all that happy. The Christmas after my daughter’s death, my mother treated us […]

ADVENT DEVOTIONS AND FUN FACTS

This month I’ve featuring two devotional books I’ve had part in. I was saved about the same time I started playing piano—years before I wrote anything seriously. Over the years, I’ve had devotions published in about twenty books and in yearly magazines. I even went to Bible college, and then to Seminary. I’ve studied the […]

FIFTH MONDAY SPECIAL: CHRISTMAS MAIL ORDER ANGELS

AEvery month that has five months I’ll do something different with my blog, interact with other authors–you can chat with some of my writing buddies. This month we’re talking with several authors who worked with me on the Christmas Mail Order Angels series. First up: I asked my fellow authors what they learned in writing […]

WRITING NEWS & TIPS: FINDING IDEAS: HISTORICAL EVENTS

I know this will primarily apply to writers of historical fiction, but I bet your creative minds can find a way to apply it to contemporary as well. I love finding historical tidbits that suggest a story. Oh, the big events—wars, the Great Depression, the Oregon Trails, etc.—provide the backdrop for many a story. Others—such […]