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My favorite blogging tools: A guest post from The Picky Bookworm

(Ahem, Amy here. I'm so excited to introduce you all to Pamela from The Picky Bookworm with this guest post on favorite blogging tools. Take it away!....) --- All bloggers have their favorite tools. I can’t think of a single blogger you could find who didn’t have a list of at least 4 tools they use, and why. From automation to newsletters, bloggers have been finding ways to make blogging easier for years. I’ve listed my favorite blogging tools below, and I’ll tell ya, they make my job so much easier!

Image of a mailing from Norah Aven Chronicles Flower Letters - includes letter, sticker, and newspaper article.
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The Flower Letters: a different way to story

I always love finding and learning about different story structures. So when I heard about The Flower Letters, I had to snag it up. Receive a story in the mail over the course of a year, in the medium of letters the characters write (plus bonus fun things like stickers and newspaper articles and such that broaden the story world more!) Check out the most recent mailing I received in this post...

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The top 6 planners & systems for creatives to tackle their dreams

We all need a new planner every now and again, right? Here are some of the top planners for creatives, favorites we can all geek out over.

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A comfy kind of kooky: King’s Pen writers group

Today is the 8 year anniversary of King's Pen writers group. To celebrate, we had a collaborative project of writing this piece of creative nonfiction about our experience with King's Pen over the years. Enjoy.  Kim was terrified beyond belief. She didn’t think she could do it. The first meeting was at Berean bookstore on Thursday, March 3, 2011.

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A bookworm’s invite to tea with the Queen

Her Majesty's English Tearoom in Central IL is an enchanting place to visit, for tea or for books or for browsing. Here is a sneak-peek from local authors of a few of the fun finds along the way (ahem, you just might find a certain Amy L. Sauder in here somewhere)...

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Book Review: 49th Mystic & Rise of the Mystics

(Sidenote thought that has no bearing on the review whatsoever: I have so many questions about how the whole "49th" mystic number works. So many questions. And while we're at it, I have absolutely no idea why the second book was called "Rise of the Mystics", besides the fact that it's a fantabulous intriguing title.)… Continue reading Book Review: 49th Mystic & Rise of the Mystics

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Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher

I had the privilege of being part of Hannah Brencher's book launch for Come Matter Here. It's for those in a season of transition and those in a season of waiting. It's for questioning. It speaks on community and mental health and faith and being present. It's an anchor and it's wings. It's beautiful. And… Continue reading Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher

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Stories on why we create

Creativity isn't finite. The more you give, the more you have. That's a philosophy I want to live by, and Ksenia does too. Ksenia Anske sends cards with personalized stories to her readers. So when she sent one for my writers' group, I volunteered to facilitate our writers prompt and had everyone write her a… Continue reading Stories on why we create