Writers need encouragement. And we need tools to equip us. Both of those are found in scripture.
That’s the basic premise behind Writing By The Book.
I discovered this principle when I started writing. Biblical truths provide the cornerstone for our lives. I turn to The Good Book for practical help and encouragement in marriage, parenting, relationships … money and investing … our health and well-being … work life and time management and serving. Why wouldn’t I seek out help from scripture for my writing life – particularly since the Bible is a library of written works?
Once I started looking, I discovered how the fundamentals of good writing are woven into God’s Word.
And I wanted to share that connection with other writers of faith.
This book is a collection of devotionals for writers. Its purpose is to encourage you in your writing journey and equip you to write well.
These 101 devotionals combine the best “by the book” practices in the writing profession with God’s writing guidelines in scripture to encourage and equip writers to write by The Book – God’s book.
Each devotional includes a scripture, and illustration from the writing world, a summary truth to equip you in your writing journey, and a prayer you can use to apply the principle to your writing life.
Whether you write as part of your job, as a freelancer or blogger, as part of your day-to-day life, or simply for fun – you can apply the truths of these devotionals to become a stronger, more empowered writer who inspires others with your words.
“In Kathy’s Writing By The Book, I found over three months' worth of relevant teaching, resources, and powerful insights from the Word of God that have inspired me as both a writer and editor. I will be recommending this book to my writing clients and colleagues and encourage any writer in the Christian market to add this book to their writing tips toolbox.”
“I’m always looking for practical ways to apply scripture to my everyday life. Although I’ve been blogging and freelance writing for a few years, I still struggle with common writing challenges like imposter syndrome and writer’s block. I love the way that Writing by the Book uses the Word of God to not only encourage me as a writer but also to cement helpful writing principles.”
“If you are interested in launching a writing life but find it hard, Kathy makes it easy. No matter where you are in your writing life, Writing By The Book will take you to a new level, not only in writing but in its connection to God's Word.”
"This book is truly one of a kind. It not only is a wonderful resource to help writers grow in their craft, but it directly relates to scripture leaving the reader encouraged and challenged."
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