7 Ways to Give a Gift of the Heart

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Christmas is a time of love and giving. We want our loved ones to have the perfect gift, one they will treasure and remember. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the money needed to purchase what we think is the best item. But there are ways we can offer a token of our heart. The gift of …

Living With a Writer – From a Husband’s Point of View

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Curious about what it’s like to live with a writer? This week I decided to have my husband interviewed for his perspective. I admit waiting for his answers caused my heart to head into overdrive. How honest would he be? Would I have to eliminate him in my next novel? But his answers were fun to …

15 Ways to Survive Stress—and Enjoy the Holidays

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Stress is nothing we plan or calendar. It doesn’t even ask our permission, as though the gray clouds rolling our way are something we want. We respond per our personality, how we were raised, and life experiences. Some of us do a better job than others. October ushers us into the holidays—Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New …

How is a Christian Novel Different?

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Many of you read my novels that are published by a Christian publisher. I’m often asked how my novels are different from a general market book, and my response is always the same: Novels are about strong characters who have a problem to solve. It’s all about character. But there’s more. A Christian novel is a …

How Cooking Makes Me a Better Writer

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills I love to cook and bake. It’s relaxing, satisfying, and hopefully the results are tasty. I’ve discovered my passion for writing has a lot in common with food prep. In fact, cooking makes me a better writer. Look at the following, and I think you’ll understand what I mean. Decide on a recipe Just like I …