Free How-To's

 
"So don't lose a minute in building
on what you've been given,
complementing your basic faith with good character,
spiritual understanding, alert discipline,
passionate patience, reverent wonder,
warm friendliness, and generous love,
each dimension fitting into and developing the others."

2 Peter 1:5-7 (MSG)
 
 

 


Just as we need to add to our faith, we need to add to our arsenal of writing skills in order to do the best possible work for the Master. Each week I hope to add to this page a free resource to encourage and equip you in your writing ministry. So please visit again and share this URL with your friends. And Father, help us all to grow in faith and knowledge and determination to give You our best.
 

Lay a Solid Foundation
Bible study
 

Habakkuk 2:2 Blueprint for Writing
Bible study
Click here to listen to my “Write His Answer” message
that I gave in CT based on the Habakkuk 2:2 Blueprint
 

Twelve Rules for the Use of Scripture
 

Hook ‘Em from the Get-Go; Hold ‘Em to the End
 

Write Your Testimony
Whether magazine or book length
we all have a story - a memoir - to share


Look to Jesus
Chapter 2 from Write His Answer -
A Bible Study for Christian Writers

 

Bear Fruit
Bible study
Spring really is coming! I've ordered some perennials
including a beautiful two-tone peony.
(Peonies and lilacs are my favorite flowers.)
But I'm especially excited as I think of the vegetables I hope to grow.
Even though I have a small plot, I'm going to plant corn again.
I love watching it grow, and there's nothing better than fresh-picked corn.
Are you planning a garden? What will you grow?
More importantly, what fruit does Father want to see grow in your life?

 

Making It Happen
Chapter 3 from Write His Answer - A Bible Study for Christian Writers

 

Overcoming Procrastination
Chapter 9 from Write His Answer - A Bible Study for Christian Writers


Needs of Christian Periodicals
My first accepted manuscript was a short devotional over 40 years ago to The Secret Place.
Since then I've had over 1,000 manuscripts accepted by more than 100 Christian peridicals
in addition to five published books and four books I've compiled and edited.
Both print and online periodicals are an exciting way to reach a huge number of readers,
and we've got more periodical editors than ever at this year's CCWC.
This week's free resource will help you write for them.


Editorial Needs - CCWC 2015 Editors
I remember how overwhelmed I felt at my first major writers conference as a panel of editors
told what types of manuscripts they were looking for and what they didn't want to see.
Based on more info than I could process, I needed to quickly choose the editors I hoped to meet with.
God had opened the door for me to come to this conference but now I was in tears.
What if I made the wrong choices?
Yes, I prayed a desperate "help me" prayer, and yes He answered,
but I learned (the hard way) the importance of being prepared.
And so, to help you prepare, I encourage you to click the above link.
 

Proclaiming Truth in Perilous Times
Chapter 33, Write His Answer - A Bible Study for Christian Writers
 

Writer's Statement of Faith
If you struggle with self-doubts and discouragement, you're not alone.
In fact, I find that those who are truly gifted and called
are the ones who often struggle the most.
God's Word is a powerful weapon
for winning this battle.
 

Crisis of Confidence
Everyone who is serious about writing will face turning points
when the choice must be made—move ahead or turn back.
Repeatedly, we will be forced to ask ourselves whether or not we are willing to risk failure . . .
 

Put on the Armor

“Do you realize, Child,” I felt Him say,
“that the things you are writing may one day convict you?
Are you willing to follow Me despite the cost?”

Chapter 12
Write His Answer - A Bible Study for Christian Writers
 

Book Signing Tips

Faculty member, Ava Pennington,
has prepared a helpful tip sheet for the book signing
Thursday evening at the Colorado & Greater Philly conference.
Thanks, Ava!


Overcoming Doubts

Do you feel called to “write His answer” and yet struggle with self-doubts? Truthfully, through working with hundreds of writers through the years, I find that the those who really have a gift with words and a message that needs to be published are the ones most likely to be crippled by self-doubts.

I shudder when I think of how many times I almost gave up because my self-doubts were so loud and insistent. Why would anyone want to read what I wrote? I What made me think that I could write for the Lord? I wasn’t qualified! How could He possibly use someone who was only a high school graduate? I felt ashamed and woefully inadequate. More . . . click here