Author Archives: Linda W. Yezak

About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).

Historical Romance Fun

I recently finished Kathleen Y’Barbo’s The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck. That one was just too fun—classic Y’Barbo. She can come up with the cutest plots, not to mention fun characters! Charlotte had me laughing loud enough to raise MSB’s eyebrows. … Continue reading

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New Christian Titles for April!

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: Claiming Canaan: Milcah’s Journey by Barbara M. Britton — When the tribal elders make marriage a requirement for claiming her land, Milcah bat Zelophehad … Continue reading

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Create a Buzz

Word of mouth. It’s the best marketing tool there is. The pros on Madison Avenue can develop all the ads they want, can generate tons of hoopla, but until people try a product and give a glowing report to others, … Continue reading

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In the Dark

If you don’t know by now, we’re moving 150 miles from our home in east Texas back to our hometown in central Texas. As hard as it is on MSB and me, it’s even harder on PB. She’s in the … Continue reading

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Thankful for This Particular Spring

As I write this, the trees have budded and many of them are already filling out with new leaves, spring green in its various shades. In a few more days, my front yard will look like this again. And the … Continue reading

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Creative Ability

When I was growing up, we had clay to play with—not Play-Doh, just plain ol’ clay. It came in different colors, but when I tired of whatever I’d created, I would ball it up until all the colors mixed into … Continue reading

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Jessie’s Hope: a Review

Jennifer Hallmark’s book, Jessie’s Hope, isn’t just her debut novel, it’s also a 2020 Selah Award finalist–which says a lot about the quality of the story and its writing. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jessie’s Hope is more than a romance. … Continue reading

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88 And Counting!

Sweet Mama turned 88 on the 8th. All she wanted to commemorate the day  was pizza and a tie-dye cake. She got both, and then some. My mother never ceases to amaze me. She is the poster-child for the slogan … Continue reading

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Walking Softly with John: A Bible Study

Not long ago, I read my first Anne Graham Lotz book, and I believe I picked the perfect one to be my first. Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion kept me thinking all the way through … Continue reading

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ACTION, by example

One of the things I try to teach my clients–mostly new authors–is how to create tension during action scenes. How to accelerate readers’ heart rate and make them race through the pages. It’s an easy trick: stronger verbs, shorter sentences … Continue reading

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