Announcing: 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers Blog Hop
In July I told you about the launch of a new e-book called 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers. I appreciated the opportunity to not only have my article, “Fit Writing Into a Busy Schedule” included, but to also help put the book together and see it through to publication. On Friday evening, September 25, 2015, InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship will be launching the paperback edition of the book. You can still join in the celebration by purchasing a ticket for the banquet (http://inscribe.org/product/fall-conference-banquet/). Better yet, come join us for the whole conference! (http://inscribe.org/events/fall-conference/) You can also purchase your own copy of the book in either e-book or paperback format at http://mybook.to/ChristianWriters1.
I love the variety this book contains:
-Written by 28 Canadian authors
-Poetry, articles, devotionals, and short stories
-7 themes: time with God, healthy living, time management, honing writing skills, crafting a masterpiece, submitting your work, and marketing
Here’s a sample poem for your enjoyment:
Why Do I Love Shakespeare?
(With apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
By Alvin Ens
Why do I love Shakespeare?
Let me count the ways.
I love his characters
To the fidelity of kindred souls.
I love his vocabulary
To the deepest well of coining.
I love his humour
To the soul of comic relief.
I love his poetics
To the great expanse of the iambic.
I love his wisdom
To the heart of a philosopher’s wit.
I love his plots
To the height of the double cross.
I love him to the far reaches
Of heroes like Hamlet, Olivia, and Romeo,
To the villainies of Shylock, Cassius, and Lady Macbeth,
To the purities of Cordelia and Brutus,
To the entertainment of Falstaff and Sir Toby.
And if God choose, I shall but love him better
When I meet him after death.
You are invited to follow along as many of the contributing authors of 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers participate in a blog hop. I encourage you to click on the links below to see what each author shares. Comments would be appreciated, and if you like what you read remember to share the post on your favourite social media sites 🙂
Hope the blog hop goes well, Ruth. 🙂
Thanks, Marcia 🙂
The poem you chose by Alvin Ens is one of my favourite things from the anthology. (There is a lot to choose from!)
Yes, there is a lot to choose from. This is a great book to read, mark, and re-read 🙂
Thanks for organizing this blog hop, Ruth. I look forward to learning a bit more about some of the contributors. And thanks for all the work you and your team invested in bringing this book to publication. It’s an encouraging resource that will make a difference for new writers and for those who aren’t so new.