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Tips for New Writers from Author Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer – one of today’s most inspirational and enjoyable Christian authors, has a wealth of writing knowledge. Must of it she shares openly with her readers on her website. As I was reading some of the tidbits on her site, I ran across this list and thought I would share it. If you have not visited her site or her blog, you should definitely do so. Writer or not, it will absolutely inspire you to make the most out of the gifts God has given you.



6 EASY steps to writing your first novel:

1.)  Check out my blog every Wednesday for tips on writing

2.)  And Sally Stuart’s great writing blog

3.)  And join the American Christian Fiction Writers group

4.)  And join The Writers View group

5.)  And read these books:

The Christian Writer’s Market Guide by Sally Stewart

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Christian Fiction by Ron Benrey

The Making of a Christian Bestseller by Ann Byle

Writing the Christian Romance by Gail Gaymer Martin

Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Book Proposals That Sell by W. Terry Whalin

Writer’s Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing by Michelle Ruberg

Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne

The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman

The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life by Noah Lukeman

A Story is a Promise by Bill Johnson

A Novel Idea: Best Advice on Writing Inspirational Fiction

The 11 Secrets of Getting Published

Fiction proposal tutorial by Mary DeMuth

Nonfiction proposal tutorial by Mary DeMuth

Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Christian Fiction by Ron Benrey

The First 50 Pages (by Writers Digest Books)

Plot Versus Character: A Balanced Approach to Writing Great Fiction (by Writers Digest Books)

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke

6.) Finally, something I highly recommend, you can order Mount Hermon Writing Conference Workshops on CD


Thanks again to: Tips for New Writers from Author Tricia Goyer


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