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Winepress Publishing For the Write Reason: 31 Writers, Agents, and Editors Share Their Experiences with Christian Publishing

Drawing on the wisdom of experienced writers, agents and editors, this book offers writers of all levels a valuable source of encouragement and wisdom. By combining personal stories with an in-depth Bible study, you can delve into God's calling to write in your own life. The book features well-known contributors, including: Lysa TerKeurst, Elise Arndt, Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Carol Kent, Thelma Wells and many more!

Through this book you will discover:

  • How other writers got their start
  • What inspires them to write
  • How to deal with rejection
  • How to manage family and writing
  • Tips on getting published
  • Informative appendices for writers and speakers
  • And much, much more!
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If you have wanted to write but been afraid to try, you should read For the Write Reason, edited by Marybeth Whalen. The book contains thirty-one accounts, some in the first person and others in the third, of how Christians have become writers. Some have always wanted to write; others never wanted to write but found it strengthened their ministry. The people profiled include Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Mary DeMuth, Mary Southerland, Sharon Jaynes, Athena Deane, Thelma Wells, Kendra Smiley, Denny Boultinghouse, Rachel Scott, and Sally E. Stuart--a name familiar to most Christian writers. Not only do they tell their stories, but many include tips on getting published or writing better, making this a valuable book for writers who are already published. They also share a vision on the importance of spiritual priorities, such as the family, service, and humility. Each short chapter includes follow-up information on the author, editor, or agent, along with a devotional and a writing challenge. The devotionals deal with obedience, jealousy, priorities, and other subjects as they affect our writing. Most are thought provoking, some encouraging, others convicting. The writing challenges supplement the devotionals and would not take large amounts of time. Whalen includes helpful appendices on writing a book proposal and bio sheet, marketing your writing, and useful writing resources. Writing styles vary with the writer, but most are warm, encouraging, and friendly. I highly recommend For the Write Reason, which offers something for almost every writer, especially the beginner. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
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