New writers often think they are failing if they find writing hard, but the fact is, it’s a common complaint. We discuss ways to cope, and push through.
Should faith influence how Christians write personal stories? Aim for excellence Write the very best book you can. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters… It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:23-24 NIV) Write from the heart. Grow in skill. […]
In this fourth episode of the Gracewriters Podcast, we discuss the vexing topic of Procrastination. How do we get God involved in building momentum, and does He care about our writing progress?
A Bible meditation from Donita Bundy, to guide us into some deeper thinking about our task as Christian writers. Don’t shoot the messenger is a well-known saying. Bearing the brunt of a recipient’s displeasure at receiving unwelcome news is a distinct possibility for all messengers. That includes us – God’s postal workers. We might be […]
A sense of calling, or the fear that we’re not called, can affect a Christian writer’s effectiveness. We share spiritual and practical tips for confirming your calling, and keeping moving.
Last week on the Gracewriters Podcast we talked about imposter syndrome, where we worry that our writing is not as good as people think. I believe one of the root causes of this debilitating syndrome is that we have a false definition of “success” – our own or anyone else’s. Three psychological problems 1. We […]
Imposter Syndrome affects many creatives — the feeling that you are not a good writer, and will soon be found out. Christian writers have an extra problem in that we sometimes fear we are failing God… but we also have His powerful help as we follow our calling.
I often meet Christian writers who feel inadequate for the task, and I’ve felt it myself. Sometimes, other people crush our spirits because they, too, think we’re inadequate and they say so. Today, I prayed about what’s next for Gracewriters on my morning walk, and returned to my Bible, pen and paper… and a tumbling […]