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6 Thoughts for New Christian Writers
1. Always put God first.
I know as Christians we say this but … do we really do it? Whenever you are ready to put words on paper, centre yourself with Jesus. And expect Him to help you.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20, NIV).
2. Write for God.
No matter what type of writing you are doing write for God. Don’t write anything that would offend Him or upset Him. Don’t worry about what other people will think or say. They cannot harm you. Don’t look for praise from other people. Write for One alone. If you blog don’t count the hits or the comments – this can be destructive.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14, NIV).
3. Write from your heart and your experience.
Take situations and memories and make them come alive to explain a truth about God. Be real. This is especially true if you write Christian devotionals.
Writers’ conferences are great places to learn about writing and connect. The Word Guild puts on a conference in Guelph called Write! Canada and Inscribe Writers’ Fellowship puts on a conference in the fall.
Join a small writers’ group. Encouragement and critiques in your writing will help you to enjoy what you do and improve.
Join writers’ groups. I belong to The Word Guild, Inscribe Writers Fellowship and the American Christian Writers.
5. Write all the time. And read too.
Start a daily journal to express your thoughts, write your prayers, study God’s Word and study other good Christian non-fiction books. Some of my favourite devotionals are:
The Upper Room
My Daily Bread
Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest
Grace Notes – Philip Yancey
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
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