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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse Publishing (June 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462014399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462014392
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,112,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Melanie Stiles is an award-winning writer and an AACC Master Life Coach with hundreds of bylines in various publications, including Family Tree, The Sentinel, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating Brothers & Sisters, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Magic. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, where she enjoys gardening and scrapbooking.

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Melanie Stiles is a Christian Life Coach, Author & Speaker. She has won numerous awards and is well received by the writing community. www.MelanieStiles.com.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HeReigns on August 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
An excellent book, guide and handbook, which I believe is invaluable for releasing Christians into the writing ministry and profession.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EmmyLou on October 28, 2011
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I purchased this book for my kindle and read a little each week. I found it very insightful and inspiring. As a writer, I appreciate the author's candid approach and transparent voice throughout. This is a lovely book that has motivated me to sit down and finally work on my own pieces again. Thank you Melanie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DiAnn Mills on August 15, 2011
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Melanie Stiles - 52 reflections for writers - is a keeper. Although the author chose a weekly format, I couldn't put it down. This devotional is a part of my daily devotions. It makes me smile, confirms my commitment to the craft, and keeps me motivated. Well done!
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As you face the blank page and crank out words, you work in isolation and alone. Are you someone the Bible calls a "Ready Scribe?" If so, you will find encouragement in THE HEART OF A READY SCRIBE, 52 REFLECTIONS FOR WRITERS.

Melanie Stiles has picked a clear target audience for this powerful slim book.
Each week begins with an inspirational quotation, a short devotional thought, a relevant Bible verse and some action steps called Reflections. I loved week 7 "No" Means Take Further Action. Stiles writes, "Too many of us quit at Rejection Number One. If you don't give up after the first round you could land in a prominent crowd. Let's review a short list:

* CS. Lewis is said to have been rejected some 800 times before he sold anything.
* A Time to Kill by John Grisham earned 45 rejections.
* A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle received 29.
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach - a whopping 140." (Page 13)

I found inspiration in these weekly readings--and believe you will as well. For example, Week 38 is called "Follow, Don't Lead" about the necessity for writers who want to get published to follow the guidelines. Stiles concludes, "We, as writers, are given guidelines. When followed, they give editors one more reason to keep reading our work." (Page 75) If you are a Christian writer, you will profit from a careful reading and application of the pages of THE HEART OF A READY SCRIBE.
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By koinonia55 on August 15, 2011
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I love the idea of a weekly format...'a Ready Scribe'..Awesome..you have my attention! I can't wait to read this - ordering it now!
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