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Joy Avery Melville

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Joy Avery Melville Spending time with other authors is at the top of the list - but - since God called me to write Christian Women's Fiction, I've had some very special …moreSpending time with other authors is at the top of the list - but - since God called me to write Christian Women's Fiction, I've had some very special times interviewing those who hurt in many different ways - those people have touched my heart more than the stories I write!
I absolutely love creating the characters in my books, settings come next, and then the flow of words from my heart/mind to the keyboard!(less)
Joy Avery Melville The very same advice I was given many years ago... DO NOT RUSH THE PROCESS - ENJOY THE JOURNEY!
There is a lot that happens between creating the story …more
The very same advice I was given many years ago... DO NOT RUSH THE PROCESS - ENJOY THE JOURNEY!
There is a lot that happens between creating the story and publication - don't try to push ahead to the end, therefore missing some very important things.

Join writers' groups - join critique groups and GROW a very thick skin - cause it's a brutal world we write in. lol(less)
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E.M. Bounds
“It is not great talents nor great learning nor great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God -- men always preaching by holy sermons in the pulpit, by holy lives out of it.”
E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

C.S. Lewis
“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
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“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
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E.M. Bounds
“We have emphasized sermon-preparation until we have lost sight of the important thing to be prepared—the heart. A prepared heart is much better than a prepared sermon. A prepared heart will make a prepared sermon.”
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Joy Melville Sally wrote: "Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Joy!"

My pleasure. . .am JUST getting back to posting on GOODREADS over this next week or two - have to dig back in! ';)

Blessings,


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Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Joy!


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