Writing Your Book Is A Process

July 18th, 2012

So, you’ve decided to answer the call on your life and write that book that has been within you just waiting for a time such as this. While your ability to write is a gift, as with any other gift, it must be developed. Here are some steps that are not conclusive, but they will certainly help as you write your book, publish your book, market your book, and take your book on the road as a speaker.

Developing Your Skill

While writing may come to you naturally, just as an athlete must develop his or her skills, so must a writer develop writing skills. Writing classes can be taken at local or online universities. Online classes that I’m familiar with are:

www.ed2go.com – Various writing classes can be taken here. It is coordinated by an instructor. The classes last six weeks.

www.christianwritersguild.com – In addition to structured courses, you can purchase webinars that can be accessed and viewed at your convenience.

Reading will also develop your skill. Reading about the experiences of other writers helps to confirm what we, as writers, are going through. One book that is very helpful to me is  “Write His Answer” by Marlene Bagnull. This book is a Bible Study for Christian writers.  At one time, Marlene Bagnull taught writing classes in her home and I was privileged to be one of her students.

Marlene Bagnull leads me to another method of developing your skill – attending writer’s conferences. Marlene coordinates two conferences every year – one in Colorado and one in Pennsylvania. This conference brings together hundreds of writers to attend workshops all day for 3 days. You can get more information about Marlene and the conferences at www.writehisanswer.com

Next week, I’ll have more tips to keep you on the writer’s inside track.

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

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