I’m taking a short break to share helpful tips for aspiring authors as shared by one of my favorite authors – Karen Kingsbury 💝. Short and concise but I hope you find this useful.
5 Tips for Aspiring Authors 🖊📖
1. Keep Writing
If God has given you a book to write, or if you feel He has placed a story on your heart that needs to be told … write, write, write. Get it finished, and make sure it is written to the best of your ability.
🖊 2. Join a Writer’s Group
There are many Christian writers groups for aspiring authors. In order to make your manuscript the best book it can be, you should join a group and learn from others.
🖊 3. Read Other Books Similar to Yours
If you want to write a mystery, read mysteries. If you want to write a Christian romance, read Christian romances. If you want to write a Christian general fiction, such as my works—read my books. You get the idea. You must be well versed in the type of genre you wish to write. Editors and agents will expect this.
🖊 4. Write a Brief Synopsis for Your Book
Once you’ve finished your book, and you’re happy with it, write a very brief one-sentence or two-sentence synopsis. This will go a long way in helping you convey the story to an editor or agent. Example: My novel, GIDEON’S GIFT, is about a sick little girl, an angry homeless man, and the gift that changes both of their lives forever. You need something like this for your book.
🖊 5. Pray!
Nothing written or done for God will happen without your diligent prayer. Pray and seek God’s will. Sometimes He is telling you to write; other times He is telling you to take a season of education toward your writing. Other times He wants you to volunteer at your child’s school and put writing on hold. Try to be discerning.
🖊 I hope you find these helpful. Happy writing, my friends! #Bless