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Advice For Beginning Writers

Is this the year you’re going to pursue your dream of becoming a published writer?

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You’ve known for some time that you should do something with your unquenchable desire to write. The inkling won’t go away.

Here are some suggestions to help start your writing journey.

Attend a Conference

Writer’s Conferences are gold mines of information and connections with others in the publishing industry. It just so happens I will be keynoting at two conferences this year.
It would be a delight to meet you!
West Coast Christian Writers, February 14-16
Northwestern ChristianWriters Conference, July 12-13

Join a Training Program

Online training programs provide invaluable classes for those who are ready to commit to learning the craft of writing.
Tricia Goyer’s “Write That Book” Facebook Group is brimming with videos, worksheets and access to accomplished writers who answer your specific questions.
Jerry Jenkin’s Writers Guild has provided tried and true training for beginning writers for many years. This program is ideal for those who are ready to get serious about using their talent as a writer.

 A List of Excellent Resources

Visit Books & Such Literary Agency. 
You’ll find a list of helpful resources compiled by a premier team of literary agents. I highly recommend the book “The Inside Scoop: Two Agents Dish on Getting Published.”

Above All, Pray
Ask the Lord to direct you as you seek how to use the gifts He’s given you.
After being in the publishing world for over 30 years I can tell you this with all my heart — 
God answers prayers.

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  • Kjames813

    Thank you for this, Robin. I want to do better with my writing this year. Last year, I did okay, but I want to do better now that my first year of being a writer is almost over. I love this post. Thank you.
    Kayla

  • Sharon H.

    Thanks for the encouragement and advice, Robin. Will you be attending any conferences in the Denver area in 2019?