I have a book that I bought many years ago when I first began my writing journey. It is Ethel Herr's book An Introduction to Christian Writing. It's a great book and one I encourage new writers to pick up.
I'd like to share with you a few of the points she brought out in her first chapter about writers who are Christian and what their responsibilities are:
The author sums up what a Christian writer is with these four principles:
So, what do you think? When you are writing are you thinking about any of the points above? Would these help you as a writer?
You can purchase Ethel's book here.
6/26/2017 11:36:28 pm
Thanks so much for this helpful article! I hadn't heard of this book, the principles you mentioned above are a great reminder of the fact that works of excellence take time, persistence and prayer. This especially resonates with me: "Art is a reflection of self-expression, a gift of God that we share from our hearts to bring encouragement, beauty and pleasure to our readers and to God."
6/27/2017 01:36:10 pm
So glad you found us and found the article helpful! God Bless!
7/30/2019 10:56:50 pm
After reading this post, eventually, I purchased a copy. Wonderful book! So glad to add it to my library of “My BEST” books shelf.
12/14/2017 08:49:25 am
Thank you so much for mentioning Ethel Herr's wonderful book! I had the great honor and privilege of meeting Mrs. Herr at a writers' conference years ago. When I told her I wanted to write fiction, she encouraged me to trust God and move forward in His plan, noting that, as I did so, His will would prevail. And it has! By God's grace, I have written two published novellas and three published novels. I am so thankful that God placed Ethel Herr in my path to encourage me at a time when I needed encouragement.
7/31/2019 02:33:56 pm
Connie, you won't be disappointed. MaryAnn, what a remarkable insight from an amazing woman. How encouraging!
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