Copy That!

Copy edits for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn have just arrived in my inbox. I'm very pleased and excited to dive back into this story after a few weeks away from it. I've been working on three other stories in various states of completion (two of them in first...

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I’m in Middle Earth today!

Okay, not really. I'm actually in New Zealand. Okay, not really, but I'm as close as I can get for now.  Today I'm visiting with Ellie Whyte on her gorgeous website Soul Inspirationz. Ellie has created a database of Christian authors and books with profile pages,...

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A Word to the Wise…

I've posted about writer Lisa Cron and her marvelous writing craft book Wired For Story before. I'm doing it again. If you're a writer of fiction and you haven't read Wired for Story, I wish I could find you and thrust a copy of the book into your hands. It's that...

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Finished in Beauty

Each year, toward the end of October, I celebrate my natal day by purchasing a small traditional rug woven by an elder in the homeland of the Diné (the Navajo). I do this through the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program, via their online rug catalog. "The sale of rugs through...

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Cast off the Line(edit)s!

As of this morning, I've turned the line edits for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn in to my editors at WaterBrook Multnomah. And how does an author celebrate the completion of this important editing step? This one hurries off to PicMonkey and creates a new graphic....

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a chat and a chance to win

Today I'm chatting with Wanda/Trinity Rose at her blog. And look! It's a copy of Burning Sky on my desk, waiting to be signed and sent to... you?   http://thelifeandtimesofwanda.blogspot.com/2013/10/burning-sky-by-lori-benton-author.html  

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Interview at Christianbook.com is live!

Dianne Burnett, Fiction Editor for Christianbook.com, and I have been working behind the scenes the past week or so on an extensive interview for this bookselling site, as well as a few other things. Yesterday I received the links, and am delighted to share them with...

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Why Neil MacGregor?

I was perusing my Pinterest board for Burning Sky and found my attention snagged by several pins pertaining to Neil MacGregor, one of the heroes of the story. I got a little nostalgic, remembering the many days I spent writing scenes from his point of view, which was...

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Walking a Changing Line…

Getting away, taking a little break in the interval between content and line edits for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn sounded like a good idea to me, so that's where I've been for most of the past week, more or less off the grid at the Oregon coast, walking sandy...

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