Elizabeth Featured on The Kovac’s Perspective

Steve from The Kovac’s Perspective recently featured me on his show, where I discussed my personal journey through the nunnery.  Touching on deep questions like the taboo subject of sexuality in the convent, the interview was fun and exciting. Steve and I both have a background in law enforcement and I was thrilled to be able to share my story with his listeners. Check out the full podcast here:

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4 Habits of Great Writers

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryun

You don’t have to be a master wordsmith to pen works of art, but you do need to put in lots of practice. Learning from the habits of great writers can help you hone your craft and let your writing soar.  From the ideal wake up time to working on prompts every day, there are many things you can do to improve your work. Here are four habits of great writers you can learn from.

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4 Habits of Great Writers

  1. They Look Inward

Successful writers make a habit out of looking to their inner selves and reflecting upon what is happening in their lives. This may feel uncomfortable or foreign if you aren’t used to doing this, but it can help improve your stories and create better tension between your characters. A great way to get started is to keep a dream journal; some of the best ideas come to us while we sleep.

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Sandro Podcast Interviews Elizabeth About Her Journey

Sandro Podcast (www.dudeinvan.com) has interviewed Elizabeth about her journey through the convent and beyond. Touching on deep questions like her initial motivations to become a nun, to her first feelings as a free woman upon leaving, Sandro and Elizabeth have a great conversation about what truly makes them happy. Listen to the full interview here.

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4 Ways to Find Writing Inspiration

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” –Roald Dahl

If you’re looking for writing inspiration to inform your next novel, chances are you won’t have to look very far. Many of the best stories come from personal experiences in the author’s life and it can be easy to find the spark of a story almost anywhere around you. Here are four great places to begin the hunt.

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4 Ways to Find Writing Inspiration

  1. Ask Yourself Big Questions

You may be putting off thinking about some of the bigger questions in life, but doing so can actually improve your writing! A great place to start is by asking yourself things you normally wouldn’t; ideally about bigger rhetorical thoughts. This can be helpful to do with a friend or relative if you’re unsure where to begin.

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