About the Author

jim-magruder-15-2445248188-OWelcome to The Writer’s Refuge. As the name implies, this blog is a place where you, as a writer, can find “refuge” from the demands of the writing life and read something that will (hopefully) inspire you. Something designed to refresh, renew and reinvigorate you.

The writing life is a tough life. The goal of this blog is simple. To inspire you to never give up on your dream to write and achieve consistent publication over the long-term.

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.

Here are a few of the aspects of the writing life that I blog about here:

  • overcoming writing challenges
  • finding inspiration
  • maintaining discipline
  • learning from writing legends
  • maximizing the tools of the trade
  • pursuing your potential
  • achieving your dreams

My Top Posts

If you haven’t stopped by The Writer’s Refuge before, you might want to start with my most popular posts.

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

  • Overcoming Writing Challenges

When Do You Give Up on Your Novel?

Where to Find Ideas to Write About

How to Silence Your “Inner Editor”

  • Writing Tools of the Trade

When is the Best Time to Write?

How to Find Your Writer’s Voice

Find Your Writer’s Refuge

  • Learning from the Legends

Three Things I Learned from Nicholas Sparks

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

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.

I have been published for many years in several publications such as: Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, Marriage Partnership, Home Life, Christian Communicator, Today’s Freelance Writer, The Art of Self Promotion and several Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

Thanks for checking out The Writer’s Refuge. Stop by again to rest awhile or get fired up to write again.

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

Published on May 17, 2011 at 1:36 am  Comments (7)  

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