For Writers

For Writers

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’m grateful for people who have been willing to encourage and mentor writers on the road to publication.

Here are some personal favorites that might help you while on your own journey ...


Faithfully Write Editing As a freelance editor, I provide proofreading, critiquing, copyediting, and substantive editing services. 

Fiction Finder  (created by American Christian Fiction Writers) If you’re a reader or writer of inspirational fiction (mystery, suspense, romance, women’s fiction, speculative, historicals, etc.), you need to visit Fiction Finder! The website is an easy-access resource where you can find the latest in Christian fiction.

Christian Editor Connection  Im a member of CEC, a national organization of professional freelance editors and proofreaders. In order to become a member, a series of tests must be passed to prove skill level.

Authors fill out a short online form and explain what type of editing is desired. That information is shared with editors, and if anyone is interested, they contact the author with their qualifications, a bid, etc. If you’re not sure as to what type of editing is needed, you can also mention that, and interested editors will help you in that process.

There is no fee to submit your request. You’re also not required to hire anyone.

It’s a great way to connect with a number of editors (you choose how many you want to hear from) and possibly find someone who will be a good fit for your editing needs and budget.


Seriously Write  I co-host and write articles for this blog. Our mission is to encourage and equip Christian writers. We offer tips on the craft of writing, offer encouragement, and feature guest authors sharing their own experiences.

The Write Conversation Edie Melson provides wonderful tips, especially in the areas of social media and blogging.


American Christian Fiction Writers  (ACFW) This national professional organization welcomes 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.

My Book Therapy  MBT, led by authors Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck, provides some of the best teaching I’ve found for fiction writers. Different levels of membership are available, ranging from free to a small monthly fee. They offer articles on craft, online forums and classes, networking, resources, contests, retreats, etc.



Writing the Breakout Novel and the Workbook by Donald Maas

by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

 Building Believable Characters by Marc McCutcheon

 Writing for Theater and Film

 Visit this website for tips and links to helpful articles. 

Helpful Guide for Authors

The link to this site was contributed by Marisa Miller, who has a desire to share information with other aspiring writers. The article includes important tips on style, education, career options for writers, manuscript formatting and preparation, finding an editor, getting an agent, writing a book proposal, conferences, professional organizations for writers, and self-publishing. Its a great start to gathering general information. 

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