- Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing (December 31, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414115466
- ISBN-13: 978-1414115467
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,889,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Step in the Write Direction: The Complete How-to Book for Christian Writers Paperback – December 31, 2009
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"A Step in the Write Direction" is a compilation based on Goodman's many years of teaching, mentoring, and writing for publication. She is a mentor and a friend to writers at all skill levels. I've learned new things and refreshed my memory on many other aspects of writing for publication. I recommend this book for the beginner as well as the intermediate and seasoned writer--it's almost an encyclopedia covering the different genres, marketing, editing, challenges of being a writer, and an appendix that I've already filled with "post-it flags." This book is a reference that I will use regularly. Vie Herlocker
One aspect I found particularly interesting is the section on other sources of income from writing, such as speaking, workshops, and editing. For those who have considered venturing into any of these areas, the author has included many practical tips for launching a career in them. But whether you pen travel articles, write for children, focus on novels, or specialize in nonfiction—if you do any kind of writing this book is for you. Donna’s long years of mentoring and teaching on the subjects do make her uniquely qualified to write this guide and it is well worth the time to read it carefully and then heed every word.
The numerous Appendicies at the end are worth the cost of the book alone: how to use Scripture in your writing, copyright information, Microsoft Word shortcuts, guidelines to form a Christian writer’s group, and income tax tips for writers, to mention just a few. In other words, everything you ever wanted to know about writing. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to fellow writers.
Whether you are starting out in the Christian publishing field or just looking for new direction and opportunities for your writing, you can find inspiration and insight in the pages of this book. I like the comprehensive nature of this book with details about how to set up a home office or the specifics about writing fiction or nonfiction. I recommend you get this book and profit from this rich source of information.
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Holding in my hands for the first time Donna Goodrich's comprehensive book on writing, A Step in the Write Direction: The Complete How-to Guide for Christian Writers, was a... Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Kitty Chappell
Donna Goodrich has written a comprehensive book for Christian Writers. In writing my memoir, I keep Donna's book close at hand as a reference book for any and all questions that... Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Claudia Loopstra
This book is excellent. Regardless of the type of writing you are interested in you will find help and inspiration here. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by JS
A well written, easily read, chock full of hot tips and cool advice about the process of writing and publishing. Well worth reading. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Cass Wessel