Guest post by Frank Viola
Many people have asked me for advice on writing and publishing. I’ve written six books published by four different publishers, and thankfully, each one has done well. While I claim no expertise in this area, I can share from what I’ve experienced… Continue reading
It seems every writer has created a top 10 writing tips list. I have viewed dozens of these lists and compiled the best of the best for Christian writers. Collectively they contain valuable insight about the writing process.
1. Write only when you have something to say. (Playwright David Hare).
2. The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator. (Jonathan Franzen)
Author Denis Waitley said, “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
The ability to set goals is an important skill for writing success. Once you have a goal, you can establish the intermediate steps (sub-goals) required to achieve it. Goals have a way of bringing order and purpose to your writing life. There is hidden power in setting and achieving goals.
Why do some writers avoid creating goals? Let’s examine some causes and cures.
The English language is in a constant state of change. The grammar you learned in high school or college becomes increasing obsolete each day. The main reasons for the accelerated rate of change? The Internet and text messaging.
Nothing demonstrates the change more than the… Continue reading
Wikipedia often comes up near the top when you do a Google topic search. It is used by millions of people as a research tool, but is it a reliable source of information? Increasingly, Wikipedia is coming under scrutiny for providing biased and inaccurate information. … Continue reading