A Scriptural 'How to' for Writing ...

Written by Joyce C. Lock

If you want to know how to be a successful writer, byrepparttar world's methods and standards, I have absolutely no idea. However, if you have a passion to use writing as a tool to reach people forrepparttar 126368 Lord, have I got Good News for you!

A Scriptural 'How to' for Writing ...

Once I discovered that scripture provides 'how to's' to be successful at whateverrepparttar 126369 Lord calls us to;repparttar 126370 Bible became so exciting! For example, pay close attention to this verse.

"I amrepparttar 126371 vine, ye arerepparttar 126372 branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him,repparttar 126373 same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."

John 15:5

The key word is 'abide'. All we have to do, to reach MANY forrepparttar 126374 Lord, is to abide. Now, abide does not mean to be good enough or to do anything better thanrepparttar 126375 next guy. It is about having a close knit, moment by moment, relationship withrepparttar 126376 Lord. And, it does not mean we are not allowed to have another thought. Though, when busy with daily chores or driving inrepparttar 126377 car, consider listening to Inspirational music or a sermon on tape (just whatever ministers you); directing your thoughts toward God. Begin to consider television and radio preferences; not for legalism's sake but, to protect your mind toward better things. Envision God standing right beside you, wherever you go. Then, whenever you have a thought, share it with Him as you would a friend ... and be sure to listen, too. Now, that would make His day, as His greatest desire is to dwell with you! And, soon, you will begin to discover things that matter to your heart and His. As those feelings begin to surface,repparttar 126378 Spirit begins to move, andrepparttar 126379 words begin to flow ~ write them down. Then, with just a few touch ups, you will have a guaranteed Masterpiece!

Writer Wanna Be's

Written by Joyce C. Lock

Before my discovery ofrepparttar internet, in attempting to deal with Christian publishers, I came to realize what preachers have known for a long time. Many publishers userepparttar 126367 'Christian' name for a fast buck. Like others, they want to know who you know and everything else possible that might prove your book will sell onrepparttar 126368 merit of your name, only; without regard to what is actually insiderepparttar 126369 cover. They, also, expect you to work so hard at your presentation thatrepparttar 126370 book is ready for publication before submitting. Though, most ofrepparttar 126371 time, it goes into a pile of manuscripts; to barely be skimmed, unless you have already developed a name.

In addition, publishers either want your writing to fit within their specific doctrinal guidelines or they wantrepparttar 126372 writing to be so non-controversial that all religions will accept it. All this is without consideration as to ifrepparttar 126373 Spirit is actually speaking throughrepparttar 126374 writing.

Poetry critiquers do not like me very well, either. Oh, wait! Maybe it isrepparttar 126375 other way around. First, you write, in hope of meeting someone else's acceptance and approval. Talk about messing with your self-esteem, that will do it. You may have to spend money for them to even look at your writing. But when you do, you are almost assured they will tell you what you had hoped to hear ~ that your writing is absolutely wonderful! You can pretty much guarantee that those who offer self-publishing will really love your writing, too. However,repparttar 126376 price for encouragement, on that level, is considerably higher. Then, there are contests wherein expense is required, either to enter or to claim your prize. In other circles, we call it gambling.

Though, if you are otherwise accepted, you may be required to pay forrepparttar 126377 honor of having your writing listed among them. However, unless you tell all your friends, no one that knows you will ever see it. And, allrepparttar 126378 rest will not even remember your name.

Such as these take unfair advantage; manipulatingrepparttar 126379 heart strings of those whose dream in life is to, one day, be a writer. In fact, most such cons stay within legalized limits; but steal from your wallet, none-the-less. I am not a writer wanna be. In fact, I am not even a writer. I do not seek to become a writer. But, I could keep going with this skeptism as, when I do write, it is with motivation and purpose. Maybe I just have a lot of issues. :-) What got me going, this time, was a shared link to a website implying they were interested in original Christian writing submissions. However, in addition to all else, they suggested that 'if you wait forrepparttar 126380 Spirit's moving, you may never write'. So, at that point, I was no longer annoyed but a bit ticked. Ifrepparttar 126381 Spirit is not in it, it should not be written. Shame on them!

When God inspires one to write, it does not need criticized. There are times when a different arrangement of words would read more smoothly. And, definitely, proofing helpsrepparttar 126382 reader to be able to better absorb content. However,repparttar 126383 intent in which God gave it should never be changed. God does not do anything inferior. Only, some take it upon themselves to think they know more than God.

But, also, as is really obvious (whenrepparttar 126384 only accepted poetry submission is 'non-rhyming poetry', regardless of content), those have pre-determined what good poetry is ~ while they look down uponrepparttar 126385 rest. That might be a good deal, to at least know what is expected. Only, no two critics agree on what good poetry is.

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