How does a writer fit her craft, the claims of the Lord, and everyday life together? Has God really laid His hand on her talent? Former teacher and social worker, now full-time author and writing instructor Carol Rottman provides a multitude of answers in Writers in the Spirit. Profitably combining personal essays, meditations, prayer and nurturing exercises Rottman leads writers, including the wanna-be ones, into success through an effective understanding of ‘God’s lordship over their vocation.’
With essay and meditation illustrations ranging from Hansel and Gretel to Scrabble, from a wide range of noted authors to Rottman’s own family, from personal obstacles to hard-earned accomplishments, Writers in the Spirit introduces the writer to God’s incarnational spirit, and encourages learning the craft, dropping stereotypes, gaining experience, applying self-direction, finding mentors, and energizing your own God-given inimitability for His use. Each section closes with a Writing Challenge, including tips, thought encouragers, and writing exercises. The End Notes and Bibliography identify the authors quoted in this book and encourage further reading.
Set in a devotional format, with the subjects growing progressively, and using recognizable situations as illustrations, productive learning and reflection flows easily. Autobiographical material about Rottman’s own writing career and the mind expanding writing exercises encourage the new writer onward. Much food for thought and action abides in Writers in the Spirit. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com
A book of inspiration for Christian writers from novice to professional. With nearly 200 Christian writers' groups and over 150 congerences, thousands of writers are looking for encouragement and insight. Yet, every Christian who writes faces the same issue: finding daily inspiration and creativity. This book provides meditations and essays on the writing life along with practical tips and insights. Endorsed by Former President Jimmy Carter and Christian writing guru Sally Stuart.