More: Holy Saturday

The Key to Holy Saturday comes in the reason we believe in the vigil.

Over at Writers’ Ink, the Holy Saturday blog will link to the wonderful Story of God by Matt Papa.
What’s the reason for the stone being removed from the tomb?

More: Good Friday

Why is Good Friday called “Good”?  That’s the question being answered in a roundabout manner over at Writers’ Ink Books as part of a two-week series on the great festival of Easter.


More: Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday–a weird naming for the day that starts the three most important days of Holy Week before Easter–gives us an 11th Commandment.

Join Writers’ Ink as we celebrate the two-week festival for the most important time of the church year:  Easter.


Holy Wednesday

Over at Writers’ Ink, they’re blogging about Holy Week and Easter Week, the two-week celebration of the greatest event in all creation.

This link will take you to the Spy Wednesday blog:


Think like a Pro: Lesson 2 :: Plan the Work

This information comes from Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers, by M. A. Lee, available on Amazon Kindle.

Planning the Work and Working the Plan  is Lesson 2 in Think like a Pro.

This is the only way that Writers can Work Every Day.

How do we transform ourselves from hobbyist to professional?  How do we change the mindset that our writing is for escape or entertainment?  If our goal is professional writer, how do we become a disciplined Pro?  The first lesson is Deadlines.

In our long “Winter of Discontent” with our writing, we need to follow the example of the crocus:  emerging from frozen snow to new life.

To help newbie writers achieve that goal, New Advent for Writers: Think like a Pro presents seven lessons as a guide for this transformation.  Like a two-hour seminar, these lessons will seem easy, but the practical application takes focus, persistence, and clear thinking.

Chapter 1 covers deadlines (One Scary Word).

The second chapter presents the importance of daily writing.  Leo Tolstoy kept this motto on his desk: Nulla dies sine linea.  This is One Latin Phrase that greatly helps writers.

Chapter 3 examines the models or patterns that every writer depends upon (One Guiding Decision) while Chapter 4 reminds us to learn from those who’ve gone before (One Ancient Greek).

In Chapter 5, entitled One Simple Injunction, the authors preach the great heresy of no excuses.

Chapter 6 (One Slice of Advice) explores how creativity can be sparked.

Chapter 7 discusses determination and resolutions.