Where Did You Get that Name?

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 22 Comments

I’ve been giving you a behind the scenes look at how I go about beginning a new book. First I let you peek at a character sketch for my new character in Murder Is No Accident, Maggie Greene. Sunday I told you about how an old house in my town was the spark for the new mystery idea. Then a …

What’s in a Name?

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal

One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is. ~Erma Bombeck That’s true for mamas and also for writers. I’ll be giving a book talk and somebody will ask something about one …

Have You Ever Written a Book?

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, Heart of Hollyhill

 July 7, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill or maybe I should say reporting from Imagination Land. You have to have imagination to write a book, don’t you? Page after page of made up stuff. At least that’s what I’m guessing you have to have.  I can’t say for sure since I’ve never written a book. Oh, I’ve written …

What Stories Have You Read that Make You Want to Write?

Ann H Gabhart Heart of Hollyhill

June 30, 1965 Jocie Brooke reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky on the last day of June. I hate June to end so soon. That means just one more full month before school starts again. Ugh! But Dad says I shouldn’t be looking ahead, but enjoying each day that the Lord gives me. The present is like a gift. You know, present …

Two Bears and a Dog by Any Other Name…

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal

What’s in a name? How many times have you been introduced to somebody and the person’s name made a jet fast trip in one of your ears and out the other? The same with some restaurant or store you hear advertised and plan to remember. Then later, you can’t think of the name of the place for the life of you. Well, my …

Stories from KY Christian Writers Conference

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I had a good time at the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference in Elizabethtown last weekend. I don’t think it’s a big conference. I might not be a good judge of that since I’ve only been to it and ACFW last year. For sure, it’s not as big as ACFW. It is a helpful and inspiring conference. This is a photo of the teaching staff and this …