What Every Christian Writer Needs to Know

This study manual is a companion to the self-named book, but includes inspiration points, cases in point, sample proposals and queries, writing exercises and much more.

Author: Jennifer LeClaire

Publisher:

ISBN: 194946590X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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Want to get that book out of you? Have you already written one but can't seem to find a publisher who believes in your platform? Whether you are a beginning writer dreaming of published status or an experienced scribe looking to brush up your skills, this book offers insights from Jennifer's 30 years of secular and media writing. Get equipped, inspired and connected with the content in this long overdue book. This study manual is a companion to the self-named book, but includes inspiration points, cases in point, sample proposals and queries, writing exercises and much more.

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

This does happen occasionally , though not often ; when it does , the original writer's byline is usually included . Oddly enough , Christian publications seem to be the ones most likely to commit this sin . 2. Another writer takes your ...

Author: Scott Edelstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399525084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Writer, editor, and literary agent Scott Edelstein has done it all--and now this industry insider brings his valuable secrets to both beginning and established writers. Covering everything from building writing skills to dealing with editors to starting a writing business, this all-important guide will get you started and point you in the right direction. With matter-of-fact advice and encouragement from an expert, you'll get the information, inspiration, and guidance you need to write your best and begin a successful writing career.

7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers

Whether you are a multi-published author or a beginning writer, this book will benefit you." -Shelley Hitz, author coach and best-selling author www.ShelleyHitz.com "This book is a beautiful blend of faithfulness and craft.

Author: Kimberley Payne

Publisher:

ISBN: 0994040504

Category:

Page: 176

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Could your personal and writing habits be holding you back from becoming a successful writer? Perhaps you've discovered, as have many others, that being gifted or knowing you are called by God to write is not enough to be successful at it. There comes a time when every writer must develop the gentle art of discipline - establishing certain practices, or habits, that make it easier to carry out the right and good thing. This anthology deals not so much with the technical or how-to aspects of writing but rather, with seven key areas that are seen as essential for Christian writers to succeed. They are: * Time with God * Healthy Living * Time Management * Honing Writing Skills * Crafting a Masterpiece * Submitting * Marketing The contributing writers are InScribe members. Coming from all walks of life, they write in various genres for a range of audiences. Collectively, they bring to this anthology an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience. Through fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, such as devotionals, essays, and articles, they generously share their own discoveries, success stories, and their hard-won lessons to encourage and support you on your own writing journey. Endorsements: "I love seven things about this book: It is practical. It is affordable. It is encouraging. It is worth highlighting, underlining and dog-earing. Plus it made me forget about my toothache. Whether you're a newbie or a veteran writer, you'll discover 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers to be jammed with instantly actionable advice that will make you a better writer. Dig in." -Phil Callaway (www.philcallaway.com) is the best-selling author of more than 25 books, a popular speaker, the host of Laugh Again Radio, and a grandpa. "7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers is an absolute gem! I love that it covers all the basics a writer needs to know, making them simple and practical. I also love that the book has many authors, giving us ideas and suggestions from their own writing journey. I highly recommend this book to anyone seriously considering writing as a vocation or even an avocation, particularly those writers who see their work as a ministry-which it certainly is!" -Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com) is an award-winning author of more than 50 books. A wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Kathi lives in Southern California with her husband, Al. "7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers is loaded with actionable advice that will make you a better writer. Whether you are a multi-published author or a beginning writer, this book will benefit you." -Shelley Hitz, author coach and best-selling author www.ShelleyHitz.com "This book is a beautiful blend of faithfulness and craft. It will help you answer the practical questions of what it means to be a writer while honoring what you believe. I wish I'd read this when I got started." -Jeff Goins, Best-selling author, The Art of Work "There are hundreds of how-to-write books on the market, but none that I know of touches BOTH of the vital aspects of writing as a Christian better than this anthology from InScribe. The practical AND the spiritual are woven into a whole by a remarkably creative group of writers who are in the trenches as we speak. I intend to snack on this fare again and again." -Nancy Rue, best-selling Christian author and creator of Shadow to Shelf, a mentoring program for writers.

What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur an

Where did the Qur'an get the idea that Mary was driven to a tree in her birth pangs, and that someone, ... Qur'an's author had with even the basic stories of the Gospels, let alone anything else in the Christian Scriptures, he shows a ...

Author: James R. White

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441260529

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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A Look Inside the Sacred Book of One of the World's Fastest-Growing Religions What used to be an exotic religion of people halfway around the world is now the belief system of people living across the street. Through fair, contextual use of the Qur'an as the primary source text, apologist James R. White presents Islamic beliefs about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other important topics. White shows how the sacred text of Islam differs from the teachings of the Bible in order to help Christians engage in open, honest discussions with Muslims.

The Little Handbook for Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

Next, because Christian writing should be glorifying to him, it should be ofthe highestquality. ... Someone has topay forthe publishing, and thecompany needs to know that a financialexpenditure will generate enough revenue to keep them ...

Author: Don Aycock

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433669774

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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In The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing, two publishing industry veterans have much to share beyond choosing subject matter, improving grammar, and strengthening sentence structure. Yes, those elements definitely matter and are duly addressed, but there are other skills to be polished if one wants to get a proverbial foot in the publisher's door. Readers will gain an insider's view of how the Christian publishing industry actually works. Key topics include building relationships with agents and editors, keeping up with industry trends, developing a strong book proposal, the growth of electronic publishing, and more. For anyone called to Christian writing, this release provides the “know-how” that is needed to further the inspiration.

Writing to Give God the Glory

Your Life, God's Masterpiece 75 have to know. If you don't know where you're going, how will they? Ask the Author of your faith to assist when you can't see the way. Keep in mind two things. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” ...

Author: Chino Valley Christian Writers' Critique Group

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595342600

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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God has called you to write. As you may well know, the journey of a writer is often filled with set-backs, frustration, and rejections. God understands the pitfalls of the publishing world today. He wants to encourage you to keep progressing along the journey. Don't travel along this pathway alone, however. As your fellow writers, we want to help you, too! "Writing to Give God the Glory" offers encouragement, timely advice, and a dose of just enough laughter to spark your love of writing once again so you will be strengthened to take that very next step. With Scriptures, devotions, instructional aid, and samples of each contributor's manuscripts, your writer's heart will be renewed and restored so you can keep running your race until you hear the words, "Well done, my good and faithful friend!" "Here's a book for writers, by writers, that fills the writer's reservoir with inspiration and creativity through devotions, poetry, humor, how-to, and example." --Sally E. Stuart, "Christian Writers' Market Guide

Handbook for Bible Study

A writer needs to know the strength of simple words , the effectiveness of few words , the power of the unsaid word " ( Creative Techniques for Christian Writers , p . 5 ) . So in trying to understand the meaning in any passage of ...

Author: Lee J. Gugliotto

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 0828014612

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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A guide to understanding, teaching, and preaching the Word of God.Includes reproducible exegesis work sheets for contextual, cultural, structural, verbal, theological, and homiletical analyses.

The Christian Writer s Coach

How to Get the Most Out of a Writers Conference Northwest Christian Writer's Association ... get out the door and go to a workshop, conference, or critique group, I know that I would have been thwarted at many crossroads,” said Robin.

Author: Northwest Christian Writer's Association

Publisher: Made For Success Publishing

ISBN: 9781613394885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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The Christian Writers’ Coach: How to Get the Most Out of a Writers Conference is the first in a series of books specially designed by Northwest Christian Writers Association writers. It is our goal to give you best-practices information and to put tools in your tool belt to help you succeed as a writer. We started this book with five bios of successful people in the industry. People who started out just like you and are making it in the world of publishing.

This book is designed as a primer for writers conferences. After the bios, the book is divided into three parts:

  • Before a conference
  • During a conference
  • After a conference

In each section, your questions will be answered in articles on how to be prepared and how to put your best foot forward. Then we have provided links to the most helpful resources on the web. We hope you find this a fun and interactive research tool.

God created you for a purpose, and he gifted you with the ability to use words to inspire others and to shape culture. It is our prayer that as you read this book, you will find new tools that will alleviate the mystery of publishing and help you fulfill the dream you were called to.

If you’d like more information on the Northwest Christian Writers Association, you can find us on our webpage www.nwchristianwriters.org; our blog, http://nwchristianwriters.wordpress.com/; or look us up on LinkedIn groups, Facebook, and Twitter (@NWCWriters).

Craft Cost Call

How to Build a Life as a Christian Writer Patricia Paddey, Karen Stiller ... A writer needs to know how to: • identify a great idea • pitch it to an editor • find excellent sources • do thorough and professional interviews • write in an ...

Author: Patricia Paddey

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525554117

Category:

Page: 198

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Inspiring and immensely readable, Craft, Cost & Call offers hands-on help to people of faith who want to write well and understand what it takes to be published. For writers yearning to grow in their craft or hoping to launch a writing career, this unique guidebook provides a clear path forward filled with the hard-won wisdom of long-time and widely-published Christian writers. From the beauty of the call to write and insights on how to be published, the authors take their readers on a journey both practical and personal. Readers will find clear direction on writing with excellence and beauty, and “Try this” challenges that will move any aspiring writer out of their armchair and into their writing chair. Far from a manual, Craft, Cost & Call reads as a heartfelt conversation between writers, guiding, encouraging, and cheering others on to success.

What You Need to Know About Salvation in 12 Lessons

After a strongly written letter, the writer of Hebrews says, “I appeal to you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation” (Hebrews 13:22). Some Christians are divinely gifted to see what needs to be done and to strongly urge others to ...

Author: Max Anders

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418589547

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Christianity begins with the bad news that all are spiritually lost and then announces the good news that Jesus saves those who trust Him. What You Need to Know About Salvation explores the provision of salvation in Jesus Christ, its application today through the Holy Spirit, and its consummation at the Second Coming.

Writing Spaces 2

If you were a middle-school teacher faced with a room full of thirty squirrelly teenagers who all wanted to know What's Due On Friday? and who didn't have patience for one more part of their chaotic lives to be in the “it just depends” ...

Author: Charles Lowe

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602351974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Volumes in WRITING SPACES: READINGS ON WRITING offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing. In each chapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing. Consequently, each essay functions as a standalone text that can easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level. Volume 2 continues the tradition of the previous volume with topics, such as the rhetorical situation, collaboration, documentation styles, weblogs, invention, writing assignment interpretation, reading critically, information literacy, ethnography, interviewing, argument, document design, and source integration.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2015 2016

by Les Stobbe Like every Christian, the writer's first calling is to build a vibrant relationship with his Lord and Savior . ... Your calling as a Christian writer may have manifested itself by an interest in writing very early, ...

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781404103139

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. Wherever an author is at on the spectrum of writing—from beginner to seasoned professional—this book will help them find what they are looking for. This is the must-have tool for getting noticed and published and the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer. Detailed listings for more than 180 book publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishers Detailed listings for more than 170 periodicals by category with rates of pay Detailed listings for literary agencies, writing contests, conferences, workshops, editorial services, and writers’ groups Extensive information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing 100 bonus pages filled with a wealth of how-to information, ideas, and tips

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2014

by Judy Bodmer a Woman In her late sIxtIes approached me at a writers conference and told me her son had made her attend . “He thinks I need to follow my dream of becoming a writer . But how do I know this is what God wants me to do?

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414390512

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. In addition to providing a wealth of tips and ideas for publishing in the Christian industry, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide also includes up-to-date information on hundreds of book publishers, periodicals, agents, conferences, contests, editorial services niche markets, self-publishing services, and more. This is the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer.

Writing Spaces Readings on Writings Vol 2

If you were a middle-school teacher faced with a room full of thirty squirrelly teenagers who all wanted to know What's Due On Friday? and who didn't have patience for one more part of their chaotic lives to be in the “it just depends” ...

Author: Charles Lowe

Publisher: The Saylor Foundation

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing offer multiple perspec- tives on a wide-range of topics about writing. In each chapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by ad- dressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own ex- periences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing. Consequently, each essay func- tions as a standalone text that can easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2013

Traditional methods of seeing your writing get to the printed page have broadened so dramatically that many veterans ... Editors tell me they are looking for writers who understand their periodical or publishing house and its unique ...

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414387949

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource on the market for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. In addition to providing a wealth of ideas and tips for publishing in the Christian industry, The 2013 Christian Writer’s Market Guide also includes up-to-date information on more than 400 book publishers, more than 600 periodicals, and hundreds of agents, contests, conferences, editorial services, niche markets, self-publishing services, and more. This is the ultimate reference tool for Christian writers.

GODLY LIVING with CONTENTMENT for EVERY CHRISTIAN

Giving is a personal matter by which every believer is enabled to tangibly express their love for God. No one else needs to know how much we give because grace giving takes place in the presence of our omniscient and omnipresent ...

Author: Malcolm J. Borden

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512741209

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Discover how the Holy Spirit's vital and unique role in God's design for the New Testament Church impacts the stewardship of our life. Whether our material resources, talents and abilities, or time, the Christian needs to depend totally upon the permanently indwelling Holy Spirit for direction and enablement. Is tithing as practiced in the Old Testament the norm for Christian giving today? Discover God’s New Testament principles, precepts, and directions as they related to the Christian’s stewardship responsibilities, and how they are distinct from God’s plan for Israel. Learn how a consistently literal approach to Scripture helps us clearly define biblical stewardship and identify our distinct stewardship obligations during this Church age.

The Christian Imagination

How SHOULD WE THEN WRITE2 While the foregoing discussion has focused on the art of watching movies, the principles have obvious implications for the Christian writer of screenplays. In our postmodern literary theories, there is a ...

Author: Leland Ryken

Publisher: Shaw Books

ISBN: 9780307568847

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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The Christian Imagination brings together in a single source the best that has been written about the relationship between literature and the Christian faith. This anthology covers all of the major topics that fall within this subject and includes essays and excerpts from fifty authors, including C.S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, Dorothy Sayers, and Frederick Buechner.

The Christian Writer s Manual of Style

Anyone serious about writing needs a copy. Jerry B. Jenkins, author During my thirty years in Christian publishing, I've never seen a manual of style so relevant, ... I've never known a classy writer who was indifferent to style.

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310861362

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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An essential tool for writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, copywriters, production managers, and marketers too.The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style is an essential tool not only for writers of religious materials, but for their editors, proofreaders, designers, copywriters, production managers, and even marketers. Rather than simply repeating style information commonly available in standard references, this newly updated and expanded edition includes points of grammar, punctuation, usage, book production and design, and written style that are often overlooked in other manuals. It focuses on information relating to the unique needs and demands of religious publications, such as discussions on how to correctly quote the Bible, how to capitalize and use common religious terms, and how to abbreviate the books of the Bible and other religious words. Also included are rarely found items such as:• an author’s guide to obtaining permissions• guidelines for using American, British, and Mid-Atlantic styles• discussions of inclusive language, profanity, and ethnic sensitivities• discussions of Internet and computer-related language style• a list of problem words• style issues regarding words from major world religions• a discussion of handling brand names in text• a list of common interjections• issues of type design, paper, copy-fitThis edition has been completely updated since the 1988 edition and contains more than twice as much information as the previous edition. This is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind.

95 Theses for a New Reformation

He is the author of over 20 books, including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, ... The Roman Catholic Controversy, Scripture Alone, and What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an.

Author: Aaron Hebbard

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498289894

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Five hundred years ago Martin Luther wrote his Ninety-Five Theses, inaugurating the Protestant Reformation, and with it exemplified an unflinching devotion to return to the Word of God as the ultimate authority. Today, the church is also in desperate need for reformation--a new reformation to correct her shortcomings and meet the challenges of the day. Some might see everything as fine, some might see everything as hopeless, and others might simply dismiss the church as irrelevant, too impotent to reform herself, much less to strengthen the disintegrating family or address the downward-spiraling culture with a prophetic voice. 95 Theses for a New Reformation confronts the necessity for reformation today head-on. Over thirty of today's pastors, theologians, and church leaders analyze ninety-five current problems, search the Scriptures for solutions, and make sound biblical appropriations to implement into the life of the church, family, and culture. On this 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, let us pray that the Lord will again revive his church for his own glory and for the purification of Christ's beloved bride, the church. And let us prepare ourselves to respond with urgency to God's call to action by reforming the church, family, and culture. Contributors include: John Frame, John MacArthur, R. C. Sproul, Peter J. Leithart, and James White