The Ministry of Words | Sheri Yutzy

The Ministry of Words | Sheri Yutzy

Writers are the word-shapers of the world. We are quirky, creative, and sometimes solitary, but above all, we use words to invite the light of Christ. As a writer, I can minister to the hurting, confused, and downcast of the world through stories and articles. Including myself. When we as writers put words on the

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New Name a finalist for the Realm Awards

New Name a finalist for the Realm Awards

We’ve had a lot of really exciting news this year, starting with signing our first outside author, Timothy Moynihan. But our good news for 2017 hasn’t stopped. Late last week, we received word that New Name: The Destiny Trilogy, Part Three has been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Realm Awards Contest! Realm Makers made

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What to do with a rejection letter

What to do with a rejection letter

We’re coming up to the end of August, which for lots of people means the start of a new school year – and for everyone, it’s the beginning of autumn (bring on the pumpkin-spiced everything!). But for us at Crosshair Press, it’s the end. The end of novel edits (this is where those of you

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Realm Makers 2016: A New Trope

Realm Makers 2016: A New Trope

Note: This was supposed to be about 700 words. There is no way, my friends. No way that’s happening. In fact, this will probably my closest attempt to publishing a full-length novel. I hope you enjoy. (Feat. photo credit: Gretchen Kuykendall Engel) When I mention Realm Makers to folks, they always ask me what it

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Choosing the right words

Choosing the right words

I am nothing if not a grammar nerd. This fact is embarrassingly obvious as I’ve been doing research for my Western/slightly-Steampunk story, due out later this year. The way words were once used versus our common usage today has always fascinated me. When writers build worlds, whether real or imaginary, the words we use in description

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2015: The Year in Review

2015: The Year in Review

The trouble with driven, forward-thinking people is that they rarely take the time to look back. The past is the past, and it’s better left behind. In some cases, that’s true, but if we neglect to look back on what we’ve learned, we are destined to repeat mistakes. Not only that, but if we don’t take

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In the Crosshairs: Overcomers

In the Crosshairs: Overcomers

Have you ever been blessed to be a part of something that impacts the lives of others? If you’ve been on this Crosshair Press journey with us for the past year or so, you’ve probably heard about our friend, Mallorie. When she was 11 (exactly two years ago today!), she was diagnosed with cancer. She

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Coffeeshop Talk: For such a time as this

Coffeeshop Talk: For such a time as this

Have you ever been to a conference or a class, or even read a book that gave you so much good information, it took you weeks to process? That’s what the Realm Maker’s conference that I just attended last weekend has done for me this week. I keep going through my notes and finding more.

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Need to hear some good news today?

Need to hear some good news today?

What’s your passion? For some people, it’s crafts. They possess an ability to take scraps of fabric or paper and turn them into beautiful works of art. For others, it’s baking or cooking. Give them a couple of rocks and a soup pot, and they can make a fantastic meal for dozens of people. Some

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