Category Archives: My Journey

Author interview with Christina McKnight

 Who or what influenced you to start writing? As a child, I was not an avid reader, and was hard-pressed to read or write more than my teachers assigned. My desire to write didn’t come until I was in my … Continue reading

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I’m a published author!

After a dozen years of dreaming, my first book was officially released last week. My emotions have gone from ecstatic to panic and back again. Leading up to publication I was on a constant high—sort of like when I was … Continue reading

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I’m a published author!

After a dozen years of dreaming, my first book was published last week. My emotions have gone from ecstatic to panic and back again. Leading up to publication I was on a constant high—sort of like when I was a … Continue reading

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Day 106

Today I’m thankful for God’s strength. I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me. Phillipians 4:13 Tweet

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A time to say goodbye

Today I write with a mother’s heart. After close to twenty-seven years of having my son home, this morning he packed his car and took off for another state. Don’t read anything negative into that. He’s been planning it for … Continue reading

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Stop and smell the roses

It’s a popular saying. Others insert coffee instead of roses, but I don’t drink coffee (though I do love the smell). The point is, of course, to stop the breakneck speed at which most of us travel through life. I … Continue reading

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The joys of marketing

You mean there are joys? Okay, kidding aside. Truth is I’m new to this aspect of publishing. When I received my contract, it stated that I would be responsible for using commercially reasonable efforts to assist in the promotion of … Continue reading

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How many characters is too many?

I’m speaking of characters in a book. Have you ever read a book where you had to constantly flip to previous pages in order to figure out who was who? I have, and it drives me crazy. I’m a minimalist. … Continue reading

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To cut or not to cut, that is the question?

When I completed my first novel, roughly ten years ago, I was one proud woman. Friends raved, so I went on to write a second book. The second came even faster than the first, and in less than six months, … Continue reading

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POV

One of the first things I learned after making my work available to critiquers, was that I  had no true concept of the mechanics that went into writing a book. My first story never made it beyond my circle of … Continue reading

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