Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Why This Blog?

When I first began selling books in the early 1980s, I promised God that I would do whatever I could to help new writers. I had once been where they were. Even though I knew several professional writers, none of them responded to my questions or pleas for help.

I’m a self-starter and worked diligently to do anything I could to improve my writing. As I published more widely, tyros frequently contacted me, asking for help. I can honestly say that I did what I could.

Many of you emailed and expressed your appreciation—and I’ve enjoyed receiving your feedback.

Things have now changed for me. For more than two years, I’ve been trying to retire.

Then I realized it had to be done in incremental steps, stopping one thing and then another. In May of 2017, I quit speaking at writers conferences, which was a big step. Since early 2018, I no longer accept new writing projects.

Closing this blog is my next step. I’ll try to be available to answer questions about writing. Contact me at c.murphey@comcast.net.

I also write a monthly newsletter, and, as a means of staying in touch, I’ve added your names to that list. (You can easily unsubscribe.) I have no idea how long I’ll continue to write the newsletter. I see that as my final step before full retirement.

Thank you for supporting this ministry.

36 comments:

  1. Thank you for being generous. You have helped me.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you, Cec, for the way you have generously poured into the writing community. I’ve learned so much from you and am most grateful. May God richly bless this next season of your life.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am like the many thousands of writers who read your blog, learn from it, but don't take time to write a comment. So, on behalf of the rest of the readers of your blog, who like me, don't write in. Thank you for sharing your vast storehouse of knowledge, insight and experience. God bless you in your retirement!
    Samantha Landy

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cecil, you were such an encouragement to me at my 1st writers conference in Orlando in 1996 and I have paid it forward to encourage hundreds of Christian writers thanks to the wisdom and instruction you invested in me decades ago. I thank God for you and the tremendous impact you have played in the Christian market as a gifted instructor and prolific writer. Thank you for your humble heart and unprecedented genorosity to helping inspire writers. You are an amazing man of God and friend. May God bless you and keep you and brightly shine on your life ALL of your days. YOU ARE LIKE THE YODA OF Christian writers and my writing ministry was so enriched with you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello Cecil:
    How can I avoid being overly critical of my writing and complete the writing piece? Also, what is the remedy for writer's block?

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to read and answer my questions.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Assignment Help
    Order Assignment help Secure Highest Grades at a lowest price.service provided by MyAssignmenthelp.com.au 500+ PhD writers.100% Original Research. 24x7 online help.There are many assignment Help service providers out there in the market but are those service providers Australian , U.k And U.s.a based companies Assignment Help

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very interesting , good job and thanks for sharing such a good blog, for know more related to hp printer setup 123.hp.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Custom Packaging Boxes carries a large variety of printed cardboard boxes, small boxes packaging includes, but is not limited to RSC cartons, Small mailing boxes, Small packing boxes, coloured and kraft jewellery boxes, Small favour boxes, metal containers and more.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hire essay typer TO WRITE AN EXCELLENT ESSAY FOR YOU? How good it will be if someone will complete your challenging Economics essay on Market Structures?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Custom Printing Services.co.uk and customized packaging boxes.co.uk showcases all aspects of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry, uniting all industry sectors. The show floor features 400+ exhibiting companies.cosmetic packaging suppliers | cosmetic packaging suppliers

    ReplyDelete
  11. Searching for how to write a case study assignment, Get the Best Case Study Help from Expert Australian Writers.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Our aim is to provide the best quality services at the best price. If you are seeking for, then you are at the right place. We provide first copy watches in Mumbai. We have more than 10+ years of experience in this business. Our customer care services are available 24/7 to assist all your needs. You can get the best quality Replica watches in India at the best price. Just visit and choose according to your need and budget. 100% secured online payment gateway.

    ReplyDelete
  13. As Auditing is a fascinating field of study, however relatively few students appear to seek after their professions as a reviewer as contrast with a bookkeeper. Notwithstanding, in the course of the most recent couple of years, a great deal of students have shown their developing interest towards reviewer. Auditing assignments are for the most part simple, just in the event that you know what and how you need to set up your answer. The cycle of auditing, includes an autonomous and precise methodology towards dissecting budget reports of an association. cheap assignment help
    write my assignment

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice blog, thanks for sharing with us this valuable information. I’m always read your blog for and I have got a lot of informative blog for this.

    ReplyDelete
  15. economics assignment help: You can now buy you assignment online, made by expert writers with professional experience in the field! Just visit economics assignment help.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am very embarrassed to know this fact how can write research paper. But, I do not get the right solution on right time. After reading this post, I will familiar with hidden art to write compelling and long lasting content. Visit our Online Assignment Help link to know more information.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Nice Post....
    Hey There, I am Sofia Carter. Through troubleshooting, you can get rid of HP Envy offline errors, cartridge issues, and quality issues. The error is often linked with two issues: Airprint not working and the paper tray not closing. If the problem is caused by a malfunctioning air print, the printer should be upgraded. This may be performed via the control panel. The paper input tray must be opened if the paper tray does not close and wrinkled paper must be removed.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Really appreciate this stunning articles information about many topics that you have provided for everyone. Great posts and a great thoughts as well i really get amazed to read this. Its really good and, Thank you for sharing like this info with me, I am very thankful to you. Good luck for new releases. assignment help online - auditing assignments - university assignment help - help assignment

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for sharing this article. It is really helpful for readers who are looking for online assignment help. I also work in the same area and provide Assignment Help to students for various subjects. Most of my students are from parts of the UK, USA, India, and Singapore. Our team of professors is from reputed Colleges. Visit our website to know our areas of expertise and let us know if we can be of help.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dear admin, I am Brooklyn from USA. I discovered your article website per Google bit searching for such kind of educational and helpful advise moreover your inform beholds very remarkable for everyone. this is great as you want to learn more, Thank you so much sharing like this subject info share with us. I invite to This is my page. engineering mathematics assignment help - geotechnical engineering assignment help - rationalism assignment help - recruitment assignment help

    ReplyDelete
  21. Consult with Astrologer Ganesh Shastri Ji who is One of Powerful Love Vashikaran Specialist Astrologer available to solve your all problems with ease & perfection. ||Love Vashikaran Specialist
    ||Vashikaran Specialist Astrologer
    ||vashikaran specialist

    ReplyDelete
  22. Do you want to get Love Problem Solution on call? Are you finding a love problem solution online? There is no need to go anywhere to get a online love problem solution astrologer. ||Online love problem solution astrologer||Love Marriage Problem Solution Baba Ji

    ReplyDelete
  23. Excellent information you have shared, thanks for taking the time to share with us such a great article. I really appreciate your work.
    career in fashion design
    courses in design
    design courses

    ReplyDelete
  24. I applaud the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it. Read: Birthday Message For Mother Long Distance

    ReplyDelete
  25. Nice post. I was constantly checking this blog to get the latest info. I am impressed that I found what I wanted! See also: Teachers Day Wishes to Colleague

    ReplyDelete
  26. My brother found Custom Writing Service DigitalEssay.net  and ordered a couple of works. Their customer service is outstanding, never left a query unanswered.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Free vashikaran specialist Vashikaran “Sanskrit language, which is used widely in the field of astrology, is a word. It’s the Sanskrit language Free Vashikaran Specialist Vashikaran will not be an obscure term for you if you have been searching for a vashikaran expert and looking for one here too. Vashikaran Specialist in Bangalore However, vashikaran was also utilized at the time of kings and queens to control the brains of individuals related to them. Love Marriage Specialist in Mumbai
    . Astrologer Rohit

    ReplyDelete
  28. Awesome work you have done here, I am very happy to read this nice post. You are a great writer and give us much information. amazon customer service hacks

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am here now and just want to say thank you for a tremendous post and an all-around entertaining website. It is an extraordinary site you have here…I sincerely acknowledge BLOGGERS like you! sorry quotes for him

    ReplyDelete
  30. Excellent information you have shared, thanks for taking the time to share with us such a great article. I really appreciate your work. coin dozer

    ReplyDelete

What are your thoughts?