Writing Lessons

One doesn’t simply wake up one morning and decide to become a writer, pick up a pen or pencil and immediately start writing wonderful poems, stories and other written pieces. Becoming a writer takes commitment, hours of learning and practice, and endurance. In order to become a great writer, one serves a long apprenticeship in which he or she puts out an enormous amount of energy. Every writer will encounter discouragement, frustration and rejection. 

As Christian writers, we must press on to complete the calling that God has placed on our lives. We must, with God’s help, overcome the challenges and endure until the end. We must have a mindset similar to that of the apostle Paul who wrote, “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after [Christ], if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12-14 KJV)  

The pages that follow this one (shown in the page listing in the right sidebar) will contain writing lessons geared to help the aspiring writer as he or she ventures on a personal journey, preparing to become a Christian writer. The topics will vary and many activities will be included. If you need help understanding the lessons, feel free to email me at getrobinu@gmail.com Not that I have attained or know all of the answers, but I want to use the gifts God gave me and the lessons I’ve learned to help other aspiring authors. If I don’t know the answer, perhaps we can search through scripture or other reference books to find it. I want to help encourage you to press on in your walk with God and your journey as a writer.

—Robin Ulbredtch