Review: “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller. Thomas Nelson. 257 pages. I really like Donald Miller’s writing. I like his philosophy and his approach toward life and Christianity. I first came in contact with him several years ago when I read his book, Blue … More Review: “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller

Life, or Something Like It

Life is what happens while you’re making other plans. — John Lennon There’s the dreamer’s view of the writer’s life: the writer wakes up about nine-ish, gets some coffee and sits down to write. After a day of literary masterful material flowing magically from his or her laptop, he wanders off to spend time in … More Life, or Something Like It

How It All Starts

I’ve been writing a long time. Two dozen published books, a handful of awards, and several hundred articles and short stories published leads my students and fans to ask a lot of questions. And one of the questions that comes up pretty often is: “Where do you get the ideas for your books?” Well, the … More How It All Starts

The Last Shall Be First

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would rather receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” –Hebrews 11:8 One. More. Week. After 23 years in the classroom, and 43 years in my career, I am closing up shop. I have one … More The Last Shall Be First

Just One More

Well, I’ve been here before, but it still feels good. I’ve written twenty chapters on my current writing project, “The Serpent and the Dove,” and I have just one more chapter to write. That will signal the end of the first draft of this book. Yay. There’s always mixed feelings at this point in writing. … More Just One More