About the Author

jim-magruder-15-2445248188-OWelcome to The Writer’s Refuge. My name is James C. Magruder, and like you, I’m a writer. I love to craft words into a captivating string that strikes the heart and connects with readers on a deep emotional level. Most of all, I’m dedicated to inspiring you to develop your passion to write and use your writing gift. (And that’s what The Writer’s Refuge blog is all about!)

I write on many aspects of the writing life such as:  overcoming writing challenges, finding inspiration, maintaining discipline, learning from writing legends, maximizing the tools of the trade, pursuing your potential, chasing your dreams and most of all, never giving up. Never. My goal is to create relevant and inspirational content to motivate you to use your writing gift.

My Top Posts

If you haven’t stopped by The Writer’s Refuge before, you might want to start with my most popular posts. I’ve listed the top four below in five categories for your convenience.

So you don’t miss a post, why not subscribe to this free blog? By simply typing your email in the box above “Send me posts by email” you will receive my content every time I post something new. Here are my most popular posts by category.

  • Inspiration

Writing: Does it Ever Get Any Easier?

Why Writers Write (and Should Never Stop Writing)

Living the Writer’s Dream

The Best Writing Advice I Ever Received—Part I

  • Overcoming Writing Challenges

When Do You Give Up on Your Novel?

Where to Find Ideas to Write About

How to Write Faster

How to Silence Your “Inner Editor”

  • Writing Tools of the Trade

When is the Best Time to Write?

How to Connect with Your Readers

How to Find Your Writer’s Voice

Find Your Writer’s Refuge

  • Learning from the Legends

Three Things I Learned from Nicholas Sparks

John’s Maxwell’s Vital Reminder to Writers

Writing Advice from Ray Bradbury

Writing Tips from Erma Bombeck

  • Finding Inspiration in Your Soul

Write for Joy

Writing is Music for the Soul

How to Write Through Pain

Celebrate Your Writing Achievements

You can also check my blog’s archive for a list of every post I have written.

My Biography

I’ve worked in advertising and marketing communications my entire professional career. I also launched my own advertising copywriting firm and was a freelance writer for almost 10 years. I’m an award-winning advertising copywriter and executive speechwriter. Currently, I head the marketing communications department in a business unit of a Fortune 200 company.

I write novels, I blog here at The Writer’s Refuge and I’ve had non-fiction magazine articles published in Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, Marriage Partnership, Home Life, Christian Communicator, Today’s Freelance Writer, and The Art of Self Promotion.

Thank you for stopping by The Writer’s Refuge. I hope you’ll find content here to inspire you to use your writing gift.

You can reach out to me at:  jcmchips1@yahoo.com. Or, follow me on Twitter (@jamescmagruder) or Facebook.

Published on May 17, 2011 at 1:36 am  Comments (6)  

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