If Christians are the People of the Book, then why do most of the bestsellers belong to the enemies of faith?
GraceWriters is about changing that situation, one word at a time.
For too long, popular culture has presented Christians as fools or serial killers. Popular culture is powerful. It has shifted society’s view about things that are desperately important. People need spiritual nourishment in their daily lives, and hope for the future, and they’re not getting it.
Let’s open people’s minds to a new way of seeing God’s priorities and God’s people, and give them the opportunity to understand the beautiful truth of Jesus.
My name is Belinda Pollard, and I’m the founder of this website. I’m a publishing consultant, and my working life has been about helping people write and publish excellent, influential books for most of the years since 1995. I have a theology degree from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, so I entered the book publishing world as an editor for specialist religious publishers.
I’m also a writer, but most of my books are now for the mainstream market. I write popular fiction with what I call “grace notes” — little hints of the kingdom.
It’s a hard job. I’m constantly wrestling with the difficulties of how to write it — what to put in, what to leave out.
For a long time I questioned the worth of writing it at all, and wondered if I should be doing something more “worthy”, like writing Bible studies and devotionals.
After all, even if I spent all those thousands of hours writing something worth publishing, how could I guarantee that a publisher wouldn’t simply erase my grace notes, and take the heart out of my story?
The new world of self-publishing has changed all that. We can now self-publish to professional standard in both ebook and paperback, distribute worldwide, and find our “tribe” of readers.
And we can keep the heart in our books.
I’ve been working away for years, helping one client at a time, and writing my own books that touch one person at a time. I thought that was my mission. In the last few months I have had a sense that God was telling me: Think Bigger!
Through workshops, online community, courses, blogging and resources, I can help, encourage, equip and support so many more writers than I could ever do the old way! And in God’s strength I can draw together a team of people to work with me on it.
Our statement of faith
Nothing weird. We’ve kept it really simple: the Nicene Creed.
What about you?
You are welcome here.
Whether you are traditionally published, or an indie author, and whether you write for the Christian or mainstream markets, we want to help you to be informed, equipped and encouraged, so that you can make wise choices.
This will begin with occasional blog posts here, and grow into a community of writers and publishing people working together and supporting one another to write and publish excellent, influential books that honour God and change people’s lives.
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