@WriMo: A Review

Are you a writer? Do you want to be a writer? Well, November is the perfect time to start! November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It’s a 30-day challenge to write a 50,000-word novel. It’s fast. It’s crazy. It’s exciting. It’s fun. 

This year, there is yet another thing to look forward to for NaNoWriMo: Kevin Kaiser’s (brand manager, blogger, and writer) new book @WriMo: A 30-Day Survival Guide for Writers. Before I tell you about the book, here’s one great reason to buy it: 100% of the profits ($4 a book) are donated to support the future of NaNoWriMo.

@WriMo counts down your 30-day challenge with an inspiring and motivating quote for each day and then a short story or other nugget on how and why to keep going. It's basically like having a cheerleading squad right on your Kindle (or other eReader of choice). From slaying dragons to physics, dungeons to coffee shops, and writer’s block to shin splints, Kevin shuts down myths and gives advice to writers who don't have the time, the courage, or the motivation to keep writing.

Here are three things you'll learn:
  • How to be a citizen of Kickassistan 
  • How to be the 14% 
  • Anticipatience and why you need it

If you want to participate in NaNoWriMo and actually finish, this book can help you get there!

About KEVIN KAISER: He makes things up for a living. He’s penned graphic novels, short stories, novels (mostly under names other than his own), and the occasional screenplay. In his spare time he blogs about the writing life at www.storysellerpro.com and drinks a worrisome amount of espresso.

Follow him on Twitter: @KevinSKaiser
Find him on Facebook: Facebook.com/KessK

This book was provided for free from the author. I was asked to honestly review it, and a positive review was not required.

Posted by Jane | at 10/04/2012 01:35:00 PM | 0 comments

Radical Review

I have finally gotten far enough into Radical to be able to write a review on it. I found it difficult to make time for this book--I just wasn't captured by it. Now, this probably has to do with the fact that I have five or six books ready to read and review and I've been working on a lot of other projects.

Without further ado, here is my review:

Radical challenged me to re-think my Americanized faith. Platt showed me that Christians around the world abandon everything just for the Gospel. They put their lives on the line every day to follow the God they love.
They take up their crosses daily.

I certainly don’t live like that. No one I know has faith like that. People in churches today argue about the right music, the right color carpet, the right sound board, the right time to have church service, etc. David Platt challenges all those who read Radical to believe and obey what we have read and what we have heard from the Gospel. He explains that the American Dream isn't compatible with authentic discipleship.

I really enjoyed reading this book--I think Platt is a great author and he wrote the book from his heart. I love books that cause readers to think. I love books that challenge me. 

In the end, Platt encourages his readers to join the Radical Experiment: a one-year authentic discipleship journey that transforms their lives.

In the end, the only question is:

Will you make your faith radical?

Posted by Jane | at 4/02/2012 02:15:00 PM | 0 comments

John 3:16 Remembered and Remixed

God loved humans so much, that he sent his own blameless son in order to wipe away the sin in our lives, so that we may have an everlasting life with Him.

Great is His unconditional Love every second of every day.

This is the Light shining into our world. This is the Light shining in our lives.

If we let that Light shine in us and around us, we, too will be pinpricks of light in the darkness.

Philippians 2:15 "so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe" This is the mission statement of this blog and of my life. Shine like the stars. Shine like the stars. Be the Light in the world.

Praise be to God in all things.

Posted by Jane | at 2/29/2012 11:11:00 PM | 0 comments