Monday, Apr 27, 2009

Continuing Writing Education

As in any profession, we writers must keep up with our learning. This learning includes not only developing the writing talent our Lord has given us by studying craft, but it also includes keeping up-to-date with the business side of writing. 

Thanks to the Internet, learning has been greatly facilitated. There are countless writers’ groups, writing courses, and writing websites where we can take our pick of excellent information. 

Make it a priority today to learn something new about the writing profession. Then share what you’ve learned with the rest of us. 🙂 



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3 thoughts on “Continuing Writing Education

  1. Besides attending conferences and meeting other writers and editors, I have learned the most about novel writing from a book. Stein on Writing by Sol Stein is, by far, the best book I have ever read on crafting a great novel. Stein gives direction and examples from his own writing as well as writings from best selling authors and even his writing students. I’ve lent out both of my copies and am thinking about getting another one so I can have it here for my own use.

    Donald Maass is also a great teacher. His book and workbook “Writing the Breakout Novel” are excellent tools. You can even use the workbook without reading the handbook first.

    For the internet, I think the Yahoo groups, The Writer’s View 1 and The Writer’s View 2 are the best online writing groups out there. TWV1 is for advanced writers and TWV2 is for beginning to intermediate writers.

    April 28, 2009 at 7:19 AM

  2. I just found out I was accepted to a National Writing Project for the summer. I am looking forward to becoming a better writer! Thanks for your encouragement Mary Ann!

    May 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM

  3. Congratulations, Christine, on being accepted to a National Writing Project! Awesome news! We are so proud of you and praise God for this blessing in your life!



    May 4, 2009 at 9:50 AM