Category: Yarbrough Blog

Writing Tips from the Bards

We asked our Bards if they have any words of wisdom for aspiring authors, and this is what they served us up:


7795837Robert Cely: If you really feel called to write, then it’s something you have to stick with. A lot of people I knew wanted to be a writer one day, and I am the only one of them that is still hammering away at it that I know of.… Register or log in to access full content

June Flash-fiction

Taylor lugged his carry-on to a chair on the aisle at the gate.  An hour and five minutes until boarding.  He didn't think John, his supervisor, would be there for half an hour.  Priding himself on his efficiency, John always said if you got to the airport too early, you just weren't planning well enough.  So, Taylor -- maybe "inefficient" Taylor -- had plenty of time to call Julie now.  He certainly wanted to, as he felt badly they hadn't done a proper good-bye.… Register or log in to access full content

“Wednesday’s Commute” and the commonplace

We always know when Jesus is at work because He produces in the commonplace something that is inspiring.

-- Oswald Chambers


Commonplace is everywhere, good and bad.  It can be found in our work, where we live, how we pay bills, in helping our children with their homework, in cutting the lawn, in trials and convictions, in eating dinner, in winning and losing at sports, in attending church on Sunday mornings (or Friday evenings or Saturday evenings or...), in loving and in wasting relationships away, in sickness, in recovery, in impending death, and in millions of other life-events every day.  … Register or log in to access full content

Happy to have joined the Bard and Book community


I certainly identify with Robert Milton's recent post:  it's a great pleasure and honor for me to join the B&B group as well.  I am benefiting, being entertained, and being challenged by reading through your stories.  I look forward to, and welcome, receiving your comments and insights about the stories I offer.  As to my background, I have a loving wife and three active and creative children and live and work in the Dallas area. … Register or log in to access full content