January is a time when many of us think of setting goals for the year. As the year progresses, most of us need encouragement to stick to those goals. That may come in the form of a group of friends, or a weight-loss or exercise program, or a good book.
If you are looking for encouragement in your writing life this year, look no further than C. J. Darlington’s new eBook, 112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists.
C. J. says, “Imagine a coffee shop packed with award-winning Christian novelists, top editors, literary agents, and publicists. Each one is taking turns sitting down with you, giving you their best writing advice. Sort of like speed dating for writers.” Or like the best writer’s conference ever—for those who can afford to make it to writing conferences. Since most of us don’t have the opportunity meet the writers or editors we idolize, C.J. has packed all of their advice into this handy little eBook.
C. J. Darlington is the founder (along with her sister Tracy) of TitleTrakk.com, which features reviews of Christian books, albums, and movies and interviews Christian authors, actors, and musicians. She’s also the author of two novels, Thicker Than Blood and Bound By Guilt, so she knows what it’s like to have a dream to write—and to see that dream come to life.
For her eBook, C. J. asked the most recognized names in Christian publishing to answer one question: “If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?” Some answers are short (Sigmund Brouwer simply says, “Never, ever, ever, ever quit.”), some answers are long (Jeff Gerke fills a whole page with advice). Read one a day before you start your writing routine, or flip through the book to find out what your favourite author has to say. I guarantee that this collection of advice and tips will inspire you as you work toward you writing dreams.
“Write the book of your heart. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks during the early stages of your writing. You’ll have plenty of time to get feedback later. Ask yourself, ‘What is the story I really want to tell?’ Then write it. If you aren’t passionate about your book, it’ll show on the page.” ~C. J. Darlington
This eBook was provided for review courtesy of the author. All opinions expressed are my own.