Years ago, when I began exploring writing as a career, I didn’t have a clue as to how the publishing industry worked. I didn’t know what went into writing a book worthy of publication, nor did I understand how important it was for writers to network and be involved in marketing.
I’ve learned a lot along the way, but there’s always more to absorb. Fortunately, we don’t have to do it alone. In the Christian market, there are many authors, agents, and editors who are willing to share their knowledge. I’ve been grateful for people who have been willing to encourage and mentor writers on the road to publication.
You’ll find on this page some personal favorites—websites, blogs, organizations, books—to help you during your own journey.
Seriously Write I co-host and write articles for this blog. Our mission is to encourage and equip Christian writers along their journey to publication. We include articles on the craft of writing, opportunities to ask writing-related questions, encouragement, and articles featuring guest authors sharing their own journeys.
Faithfully Write Editing As a freelance editor, I provide proofreading, critiquing, copyediting, and substantive editing services. You can find more information on the website.
American Christian Fiction Writers A professional organization with members who are beginning writers, as well as multi-published authors and other professionals in the publishing industry. The mission is to promote Christian Fiction through developing the skills of its authors, educating them in the market, and serving as an advocate in the traditional publishing industry.
Fiction Finder (created by ACFW) If you’re a reader or writer of inspirational fiction (mystery, suspense, romance, women’s fiction, speculative, historicals, chick lit, etc.), you need to visit Fiction Finder! The website is an easy-access resource where you can find the latest in Christian fiction.
Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent (Rachelle’s blog)
The Steve Laube Literary Agency (agents’ blog)
The Character Therapist (get help for your characters)
My Book Therapy (blog and network of writers)
The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke