Surely everyone’s mother said it: “Whatever’s worth doing is worth doing well.” This is especially true regarding the ministry of Christian writing. Since every biblical truth carries the weight of eternity, it is imperative that we make certain it is communicated accurately, clearly and with excellence.
Fact is, words put on paper—or computer—live longer than those simply spoken. (Some say internet postings may never be retracted—yikes!). Understanding the quality and far-reaching influence of our work, it’s apparent why sloppy, sappy writing should no longer be accepted just because it’s “Christian.”
The good news is that more care can be taken clarifying written words than spoken ones. One author defined writing as “refined thinking.” Indeed, if words are to be taken seriously and shared liberally, they must be crafted carefully.
Applying a few of Paul’s spiritually-specific admonitions to Timothy, this workshop will attempt to educate by sharing some basic tips and techniques to help Christian writers answer the following questions:
- How Do I Know If I Have A Gift/Talent For Writing?
- How Do I Develop That Talent?
- What Are Some Basic “Nuts & Bolts”?
- Where Do I Find Ideas For Stories?
- How Hard Do I Really Want To Work At This?
Join us for Putting Pen to Paper
Saturday, May 16th, 9:30am to noon
At Oasis Christian Mission Center, 10255 Old Placerville Rd #1, Sacramento, CA 95827
This Get Inspired! Workshop is free for all Inspire members and only $15 for non-members!
Judi Braddy is an author, motivational speaker, licensed minister, wife, mom and (very young) grandma. The author of six books–Prodigal in the Parsonage; It All Comes Out in the Wash; True North; Camp Gramma; Everyday Sabbath; and, Simple Seasons–Judi has lived through scads of seasons and turned over a number of new leaves. Basically she and King Solomon have come to the same conclusion—there is a time and season for everything.
She and husband, Jim, live in Elk Grove, California where he serves as a denominational executive. For more information about her writing and speaking, visit her witty website at www.judibraddy.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.