Selling What You Write

Transcribe Your Sermon – If you have a talk or presentation or sermon that needs to be transcribed into digital form, here is a great way to get it done. You might be surprised how far you strayed from your notes, and yet still effectively presented the material. Incorporate that into your book!

Act One Program – Christian Writing for Hollywood. A tremendous program.

American Christian Fiction Writers Association – A wonderful group of fiction writers. Important to join and be a part of this community. A very nicely designed site.

Author Tech Tips – Help for authors who are timid about technology. Step by step tips on how to get more blog readers, use Twitter, use Facebook and promote your book online.

The Business of Writing

Career Plan for Fiction

Charis Connection – An extraordinary group of the top Christian novelists. Each post on different topics related to the writing life. Excellent material. (Unfortunately the last update is November 2007, but the archived content is still fabulous.)

Chicago Manual of Style – Quick Citation Guide – This is the style manual used by book publishers. It is different than the AP Manual of Style and the MLA Manual of Style. Use this in case you are wondering how to cite a footnote in your manuscript.

The Christian Booksellers Association – They sponsor the annual International Christian Retailing Show (ICRS) in July. Check the site for more information. You can also sign up for their regular free e-mail newsletter.

Christian Fiction Writers Advice – Free articles from some of the best writers in Christian fiction today

Christian Retailing – key magazine for helping you understand the retail environment. Sign up for their free e-mail newsletter.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Nearly every major Christian Publisher is a member of this association.

Gender-Fair Usage Guidelines

Grammar Now! – This is a free site dedicated to answering specific grammar, composition, research or formatting questions. Send a question by filling out the form below, and you will receive an e-mail response. If your composition question is simple, you may get an answer the same day, or within 24 hours. If it is a more complicated composition, formatting or research question, it may take longer. If the need is urgent, say so in the first line.

Grammar Test and then click here for more fun tests!

How to Quit the Day Job

How to Revise a Novel

How to Write a Query Letter

It’s vs. Its

Jerry Jenkins on “How to Become an Author” – One of the best starting places for all writers.

Publishers Marketplace – For a modest monthly fee this site will give you access to the entire publishing industry. Agents post their recent deals daily. Insider information galore. We rely on this information every day.
At the very least go to the site and sign up for the free email newsletters.

Sally Stuart’s Christian Writer’s Market Guide – For nearly 30 years Sally’s book has been THE best resource for information about book and periodical publishers available. Included in a recent issue were listings for over 696 Periodical Markets and  355 Book Markets. Click here for the Amazon link.

Show Don’t Tell

Use of singular “their”

Word Wizard

Writer’s Digest – Each month Writer’s Digest helps thousands of writers hone their skills and find the best-paying markets for their work. You’ll find page after page of solid advice for writing stories, articles, poems, screenplays… suspense novels, too. You absolutely must subscribe. You owe it to yourself.

Writers in Christian Fellowship – A peer fellowship and support group for Christian writers around the globe. Now an opt-in Yahoo group. For almost 25 years they have encouraged and equipped writers to minister to readers through writing of the highest biblical and professional standards.

Writer’s View – An excellent and moderated online Christian writers group. It features a number of panelists from every walk of the writing life. I understand that there is a membership criteria, but the process guarantees a professional place for the exchange of ideas.