Over the years I have noticed people with ability and skill to do a task or an assignment often lack the confidence to tackle the job before them. If they are a writer, they may fear to put words on paper. If an analyst, they may hesitate or question themselves before solving a problem or… Continue reading Ten Thoughts to Encourage Others
“Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.” Proverbs 10:17 — Crossway Bibles (2018-05-19). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (p. 534). Crossway. Kindle Edition. Our Witness is Important If our private lives don’t match our public lives, our writing suffers. More importantly, we have people… Continue reading Heed God’s Instructions
Mentor One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. While writing groups can serve as a mentor, the right personal mentor will help improve your writing by giving you guidance each step of the way. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919… Continue reading The Influence of a Writing Mentor
Walk in a Manner Worthy of Your Call to Write Text: Ephesians 4: 1 – 6 Focus: Ephesians: 4: 1b – 3 Are you a Christian writer that writes inspirational fiction or devotions to encourage Believers in Jesus Christ? Maybe you are a writer whose drive is sharing Christian themes and principles for the… Continue reading Walk In A Manner Worthy Of Your Call To Write
Read Regularly Reading is necessary for writing. Not only is reading the fodder for novel-writing, but it is also fun. It also helps you relax as well as grow. Photo Source: Pixabay
You Need a Real Job Summoned to my high school guidance counselor’s office, I learned not everyone thinks being a writer is a good idea. I still recall the meeting as if it were yesterday. “Why can’t I be an author?” I asked. I wanted to be the next Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Roth, or Ray… Continue reading Anyone Ever Laugh When You Say You’re a Writer?
Keeping Track of What You Read Over twenty-five years ago I read Louis L’Amour’s book, “Education of a Wandering Man.” L’Amour kept a journal recording the books he read year by year. About the same time, I attended a writer’s conference in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Christian author Dr. Calvin Miller was… Continue reading One Great Way To Write A Book Review