Don’t Forget the OIIL: Language

As I consider this last part of my “Don’t Forget the OIIL” series, a mental recording clicks in my brain. The voice is that of certain YouTuber that I know.

“Watch your mouth, boy!” warns the young man, to his audience of teens and early twenty something. It is often connected with something that can go in an unwanted direction.  At the same time, it’s done with a touch of humor.

As I consider the recording, I toyed with the idea of changing the title to “Don’t Forget the OIIL: Watch Your Mouth!” James 3:11 and an old fountain came to mind. Should a fountain send forth, both sweet and bitter water?

How does this relate to creating content for a blog or YouTube? Continue reading “Don’t Forget the OIIL: Language”

Don’t Forget The OIIL: Observation

Did you know there is a special ingredient, for good writing? Years ago, I was introduced to this special ingredient, by my writing teacher, Ryan. If you read the title, then you already know.

Oil? What does that have to do with writing, content creation or faith? First, the title says “OIIL” and not oil. No, OOIL is not a typo; rather, it is an acronym. It stands for Observe, Imagination, Inspiration and Language.

As a Christian writer, I have found this special ingredient to be very helpful in many of my writing endeavors. How so? Is it some kind of magical ingredient? No, there is nothing magical about OIIL; rather, it is a set of practical tools to help in creating content for blogs, YouTube or books.

Would you like to learn more? Please continue reading about this OIIL. Continue reading “Don’t Forget The OIIL: Observation”

Will You Trust Me?

The other day, I wrote a story that was mired in pain. From my perspective, it is not the best way to write something like “Will You Trust Me?” I was struggling through a perceived lack of trust, directed at me.

What happened? Continue reading “Will You Trust Me?”

TIps For Creating Contents: YouTube & Blogging

Have you ever had one of those days? This morning, I find myself struggling with a potential blog story and I’m not certain of what to write. As I will listen to YouTube content creators, I know that this is a common occurrence. What shall I write? What is on my heart, today? Continue reading “TIps For Creating Contents: YouTube & Blogging”

Here In My Garage: Pride and Humility

Have you seen it? There is an ad on YouTube featuring a self-help guru. It features a man standing in a garage and there’s a nearby Lamborghini.

What is it about? How does such an ad come to be mentioned here, on a Christian blog site? How does Stephen Curry fit into this? Please continue reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading “Here In My Garage: Pride and Humility”

Some Thoughts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s been on my heart, to write something. It sounds like a great idea; however, I am not a father. What shall I write? While I am not a parent; I do appreciate the value of a father, in a person’s life.  What brought this up? Continue reading “Some Thoughts For Father’s Day”

What Are My Writing Tips?

writingtipsIt pays to read through your spam filter, sometimes. You will be amazed by what you may find. Along with the usual spams, you could either find a legit comment or a piece of inspiration. I have found such comments.

The other day, I found a curious message, in my spam filter. An apparent new blogger asked a question. “What tips or advice do you have for an aspiring writer?” “What tools or platform do you use?” I am honestly surprised by this set of questions.

If there is one thing that I have learned, from my friends on YouTube; people are hungry for such advice. As such, I should not be too surprised. As I have written a blog post called “Let’s Support Christian YouTubers“; it makes sense to write something for writers.

I can only follow the examples of some good friends and offer the following tips, in humility. I don’t claim perfection and I hardly arrived, per se. Please note, I can only share tips, from the perspective of my niche.  Are you game? Continue reading “What Are My Writing Tips?”