A Much Needed Push (For The Christian Writer)

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I’ll never forget that first day of class. It was my junior year of college and I enrolled in – what I thought – would be a blow-off class. Boy was I wrong. It was a communications class with a new professor by the name of Dr. Hensley. Hensley got up, stared at us until we quieted down, and said: “I am not Mr. Rogers. I don’t like you the way you are… I want you to be … [Read more...]

Two Ways To React To Editing

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Recently, I worked on a group project with several writers. After getting our initial thoughts on paper, we gave our thoughts on each other’s writing. Then it was time to move to the next step. Editing We sent the work to a professional editor to look at. A couple of weeks later, I received what looked like a graded term paper in my inbox. It was covered in red … [Read more...]

Critiquing versus Criticism

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One of the things that happens as a writer is you are subject to other people’s comments and opinions. Those opinions can either be positive or negative, constructive or destructive. Unfortunately, if you write, blog or guest post, there is no way around it. However, I’ve discovered there is a significant difference between criticizing and critiquing. I came across the … [Read more...]

3 Ways To Define Success As a Christian Writer

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Writing for God is decidedly different from being an average writer. What we do, how we do it and even what we gain from it are unique experiences. We write because God has given us a voice and we want to use that voice to bring others closer to him. Our goals should not be to make money or become famous. But since those are the things generally associated with success, how … [Read more...]

Why We Are Christian Writers

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We all write for a reason. Whether it’s to make a living or to get your thoughts on paper, you have a purpose for putting words on paper. Have you ever thought about that purpose? Do you know why it is you happen to be a Christian writer, specifically? I’m willing to bet it’s for the same reason as me. … [Read more...]

Remembering Why I Write

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Sometimes I wonder why I write. Is anybody listening? Do people care what I have to say? Do you have those questions? Do you ever think, “Why do I write? Does anybody out there even care?” Let’s face it: being a writer is hard work. It’s not easy and it’s often filled with loneliness and besetting doubts. But when we write for God’s glory and to impact people, this … [Read more...]