tips for successful writers

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How to Stop Hating What You Write

Do you hate writing because you think you’re a bad writer? These tips on how to love what you write are inspired by quotes from famous published authors who once hated writing, too. The first step to stop hating what you write is learning how to love the act of writing itself. If you enjoy the writing process – whether […]

How to Stop Being Jealous of Writers Who Succeed

How do you deal with feelings of jealousy when you meet successful writers, hear about a fellow writer’s book publishing contract, or learn that yet another author won a writing prize, short story contest, or even a Pulitzer? Learning how to deal with feeling jealous is part of everyday life. We seem wired to compare ourselves to other people. We […]

Sample Old Testament Exegesis Paper – Jeremiah 10

Understanding the Old Testament – especially the “prophet books” like Jeremiah – can be challenging. This exegesis of Jeremiah 10 will help you understand not only what’s happening in prophetical literature, but also how to write a paper for seminary or Bible college. I’m currently a Master of Divinity student at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. One of the […]

Jeremiah and Judah’s Kings: An Example of a Historical Review Paper

My first assignment as a Master of Divinity (MDiv) student at Regent College was for on Old Testament class. The prophet Jeremiah was the focus; the assignment was to write a historical review paper describing how the kings of Judah affected Jeremiah’s life and ministry. I’ve never written a historical review paper for a biblical character, and had no idea […]

7 Tips for Writing for Publication

The chapters of my book are due to a publisher in one week; these tips for writing for publication will make those chapters lively, concrete, and strong! These writing tips focus on the craft of writing (not the mechanics, such as grammar, spelling, or sentence construction). You’re here, which means you want to get published. It was a dream for […]

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

“I want to write the story of my life but I don’t know where to start,” says one of my She Blossoms readers. Below are four tips on how to write your life story, from published author and literature professor Allan Hunter. I also share my own Blossom Tip at the end, plus additional resources on how to start writing […]