Typically I design my blog posts to inspire folks as they live their everyday lives and to encourage them to read Christian fiction.
But the real reason I blog is that I want to interact with people—either my former students or friends far away or the new friends I’ve never met in person.
I blog to connect.
Isn’t that the same for you, my fellow bloggers?
Each week you search your life for some spiritual lesson and struggle to put it into words that will resonate with others. You type up your thoughts, press publish, and pray that the seed you sow will find fertile ground in another’s heart.
I, too, write to connect with others’ hearts. And one of the best things I’ve done to become a better “connector” was joining Susan May Warren’s My Book Therapy, which is now at learnhowtowriteanovel.com. (This is an affiliate post about her program because I believe in it that much!)
Yes, the focus of MBT is fiction. However, Susie’s principles for writing scenes and putting a story together have helped me teach better, read better, write better, and blog better.
What’s unique about this writing program is how Susan May Warren
focuses on the emotional journeys that characters take
and how the lies they believe,
about themselves and about God,
shape how He shows up in their stories.
Isn’t that what our own faith journeys are all about?
Maybe that’s why the program has even helped me better understand how God works in my own heart & life.
You used to have to travel to a retreat to hear Susie teach—and go more than once if you really wanted to apply her teaching well. But now Susie has moved her program online.
Why don’t you check it out? Registration is open now until May 13. If you purchase the online Storycrafter’s course, you receive, training videos, various materials, and access to writing coach.
Access to a coach is HUGE! That’s why I’ve paid to to to writing retreats and seminars—so I could get my questions answered by a real, live person! Books are great. But a coach is better!
So although this course requires a financial investment, I think the quality of the teaching & the access to a coach make it more than worth it!
Let me leave you with one of my favorite Susan May Warren quotes from her beautiful novella Evergreen.
May you continue to flourish in abundant life for Christ!
Thanks for by stopping by today! Blessings, friends!
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