Time — it’s not what you think!

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Today I’m blogging on my teaching portfolio website. Please check it out and let me know what you think! I have some happy news to share there.  Yes, I have a life outside of writing. Believe it or not. I’d like to think it makes me a better writer. Mostly, though, I think it makes me tired. That one time when I had an actual whole week to do nothing but write, I found it grueling. It was just plain hard. But I did enjoy it. Parkinson’s Law is true — work expands to fill the time available for its completion. And...

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To my dear readers

Posted by in Karla Akins, Life, Mr. Himself, Musings, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Dearest Most Darling Reader, My website hosting is weird. Half the time it doesn’t let me in to blog. In its eagerness to protect me from hackers it even blocks ME! And the server people don’t work on weekends (when I have more time to blog) so by the time I’m allowed back in to work, my inspiration has flown to the land of missing socks. That is part of the reason why I haven’t had a post recently. The other reason is that my husband, Mr. Himself, is in the Philippines doing missions work and I have total care of...

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The Charlie Charlie Challenge

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The Fringe Files: topics that are edgy and out of this world. There’s a new trend among young folks. Actually, it’s not new at all. It’s as old as time itself. And it’s just as dangerous as it’s always been. Since Halloween happens in October, I feel led to address the dangers of interacting with demons in the spirit realm. Walk in any bookstore or library and in the teen section you’ll find shelves overflowing with books dealing with the paranormal. And it’s not just the Teen or Young Adult/Adult...

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My Interview on the Wealthy Wednesday Radio Show!

Posted by in autism, Beginning writers, Fantasy, Karla Akins, Marketing, Nonfiction, Platform, Uncategorized, writing, Writing Spaces | 0 comments

Everything you wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask. I hope you’ll take the time to listen to my interview on the Wealthy Wednesday Show and leave your comments and questions. I love interacting with you! Thank you to Luci McMonagle for inviting me to be on her show. I had a blast. Enjoy! Kindly tweet:  Interview with Karla Akins with tips on starting your writing...

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The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry

Posted by in Authors, book reviews, books, Christian fiction, Historical, historical fiction, history, Karla Akins, Rick Barry, Uncategorized, World War II, writing | 0 comments

Order at Amazon Order at Barnes and Noble Order at Kregel Since I’ve been overbooked, I asked a friend of mine, Joe Fausnight, to read and review this book for me. Here’s his take: Captain Greene was an American Pilot from Indiana who was flying missions over Germany in 1943 when he was shot down.  As his plane fell he cried out to God.  He landed in a woods between to giant oak trees destroying his plane but leaving him and the cabin of the plane intact. He was picked up by the Nazis and a civilian car was following the truck he...

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How I Get It All Done (Sorta)

Posted by in Karla Akins, Life, Office Spaces/Writing Lairs, Technology, Time Management, Uncategorized, writing, Writing Spaces | 1 comment

Like you, I’m insanely busy. Sometimes I feel as if I don’t even have time to breathe. This can make writing hard. Not only for finding time to write, but having the mental clarity to write. It doesn’t get easier as we get older. We need a lot more brain support in terms of exercise, nutrition and supplements. I was sharp as a tack until I turned 40 and then I realized how fallible and fragile this thing called life is. And I don’t know who told me parenting adult children was easy, but I have a hunch they didn’t...

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Today I’m Blogging at Hoosier Ink

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Slide on over there for your free pass to ACFW 2015!

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In Which I Passed Through a Portal on the Day of the Blood Moon Whilst Buying Chicken

Posted by in Beauty, Karla Akins, Uncategorized | 12 comments

Yesterday was a troubling day. Not only was it the day of the last of the blood moon tetrad, which was also supposed to usher in the end-of-the-world-financial-zombie-apocalypse (I’m not saying it still won’t), but I also passed through a portal that was most certainly at least ten more years away. I’m convinced this blood moon thing did something to speed up time. Read on to discover why. It all started so innocently, as I’m told such things do. I was in the drive-thru buying some lunch for Isaiah and myself following...

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Are you still here?

Posted by in Current Events, Feast of Tabernacles, Holidays, Karla Akins, Life, Prophecy, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Supernatural, Technology, Uncategorized, Yom Kippur | 4 comments

Congratulations! I think. I mean, if you’re reading this right now, it means you’re still here and the world hasn’t come to an end. Or, if the rapture has occurred, and you’re still here, then it’s not congratulations that’s in order, but some advice on how to make it through tribulation. Today is the first day of autumn. It’s also a day that many have predicted will either usher in disastrous change for the world, the tribulation, or the rapture. Many believe the return of Messiah is imminent, including a prominent Jewish Rabbi who is...

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What’s on your writing desk, Jodie Wolfe?

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Today I’m so pleased to introduce you to my friend and fellow-writer, Jodie Wolfe! Jodie is represented by the same literary agent as I am, Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency. Jodie Wolfe was bitten by the writing bug as a young girl after reading and watching Little House on the Prairie. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s influence also instilled a love of history, particularly the 19th Century. Jodie’s books provide history, hope, laughter & happily-ever-afters. You can find her here: Jodie’s Website. Karla: Jodie,...

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