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2012 in Review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for “David’s Place.”

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 20,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

My Creative Spaces


In a previous post, My Places to Be Alone, I shared some photos of places I like to go to be alone. These are creative spaces that draw me back and refresh me. These spaces inspire my creativity. They include . . .

The rocks at Scarborough, RI.

Writer’s heaven

My writing space at the Mt. Flyer in Ludlow, VT

A college garden.

A private library.

QUESTION: Where are the creative spaces that you most like to be alone?

© 2012, David C Alves

Ready to Write that Non-Fiction Book?


I’m taking a lesson from my social networking mentor. He often reposts older, but helpful posts that many of his new readers may never have seen.

I thought for those of you who are ready to write that non-fiction book, you might like to read my previous post: 5 Questions 2 Ask B4 U Write that Non-Fiction Book.

Hope you find it helpful.

The comments are closed out there on that page, but please return here and leave some feedback.

World Magazine


If you are a Christian writer and are not yet familiar with WORLD Magazine, then I need to point you to it.

It is the news as it should be reported–objective, truthful, and from a Christian perspective.

I don’t agree with their overemphasis on engagement in politics as the solution for our troubles, but I appreciate and respect their stand. As far as I  can see, political solutions are temporary. God is the only one who can solve the issues of our day. We need to trust his sovereignty over national and world affairs.

World will present the issues and give you the information that you need to respond as an informed writer, reader, or fellow traveler on your own spiritual journey.

A Writer’s Dream


I want to put down some writing dreams here. They may not come to pass, but who knows. Scripture does say that when we’re delighting in the Lord (which I am), he plants in us our hearts desires. So I want to give expression to those desires as best as I am able.

I would love to see my first book become a best-seller in Father’s family–the body of Christ. I would like this for three reasons

  • That would mean that thousands were reading it and being helped to a better understanding of how valuable they are to their heavenly Father. It would mean that others might come to know Jesus through it. I would hope that it would open a witness for Christ that might not otherwise be opened.
  • The success of the book would generate money to underwrite my writing vocation. That money would be used to finance other books, and the tithe would help fund other ministries (Frontline, New Life, anti-trafficking, Christian camping, etc).
  • I would be enabled to write, coach, and speak exclusively.

This is my dream.

Reality is that first books do not usually do that well. I can only hope and pray that because God is my agent (this was His word to me, though I’m not sure what that means. I simply trust Him and do what I can to be available), this book may surprise those statistics. On the other hand, writing is what I was born to do. I write what I would like to read. What I would find edifying and encouraging. So I’ll keep at it. As long as someone will read.

What is your dream?

©2009, David C Alves


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