Melinda Viergever Inman

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Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the Midwest. Her faith-filled fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://MelindaInman.com.

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Melinda Viergever Inman The term "writer's block" always seems an odd way to describe what feels like being hollow for me. I don't feel blocked. I feel empty. As a Christian…moreThe term "writer's block" always seems an odd way to describe what feels like being hollow for me. I don't feel blocked. I feel empty. As a Christian writer, this immediately tells me I've been going about my business without communing with God. Conversation between us fills me with joy, which is word-provoking.

I also know I am greatly in need of going outside, looking at God's nature, and talking to him about it. In the general revelation of a beautiful landscape or an azure sky filled with puffy white clouds, God fills me up. No longer hollow, I seek to write of my encounter.

Often a walk is what I need, or a drive, or a complete change of routine. I head out, talking to God as I go. My faith is a significant part of my writing, so most of my "writer's block" remedies are centered around Jesus. (less)
Melinda Viergever Inman How can I narrow it down to one best thing? That's practically impossible. I'll have to say that the best thing about being a writer is the joy of…moreHow can I narrow it down to one best thing? That's practically impossible. I'll have to say that the best thing about being a writer is the joy of penning the stories that run around in my head and fill my heart. I was created to do this. The story has been the shaping tool of my life from earliest childhood in a storytelling family in Oklahoma and Kansas, to learning to read at age 3, to staying up to read novels into the wee hours as a grand schooler. Stories shaped me. I enjoy writing more than anything else I can think of on this green earth. (less)
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By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
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“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”
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Sharon Connell Thank you, Melinda, for joining my list of friends. Your book, Refuge, has been added to my list of "Want to reads." If you have time, please check out my website: https://sites.google.com/site/rosecas... and give me a critique. The opinion of fellow writers is very important to me. Btw: love your smile.


Melinda Thanks, Tom, for joining my circle as well.

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Tom wrote: "Hi Melinda,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom"



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Tom Blubaugh Hi Melinda,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


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