Right now I'm concentrating on layout and design. I'm not ready to discuss my theme, although I have something in mind. For this reason, I took out the description on my blog and my newsletter. I want to work on the wording before I post it. While a picture can be a thousand words, I can't help but visualize the power of words and realize how definitive words can be. I'm reminded of all the biblical scriptures that remind us of bridling our tongues and watching the words that come out of our mouths.
The images I've used in my new design are distinct to who I am and what I write. The first image is of a bottle of ink, a quill, and an old handwritten document to symbolize my historicals. The second image is of the Dogwood. It's the North Carolina state tree and represents my heritage from the Carolinas. The next image is a complete book. I hope to have many manuscripts printed as books for people to read and enjoy. The final image is of the red cardinal, our state bird. Many Christians think of the red cardinal as the Christmas bird, and I've even heard of its color representing the blood of Christ. This final image symbolizes my faith in Christ.
This is still my writing blog and will continue to contain information about writing related material, authors, new books, and personal updates about my family and I. Some of what I write will be more targeted and focused as I plan to incorporate much of my blog into my new newsletter. I want to combine some of the readership of Our Carolina Roots and my involvement with Carolina Christian Writers. I'm looking at ways I can market myself locally as well as on the Web. Speaking of the Web, I will update my website last.
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