Books and Magazines

Elements of Style
If you can only have one book to help you with your writing, make it Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. If you do not have a copy, buy one.

Introduction to Christian Writing
This book by Ethel Herr will help you move from beginning writer to
professional. This practical text on the fine art of writing is
designed to encourage you to develop your God-given talent. Along with
the theoretical aspects of writing, the reader is provided in-depth
writing assignments to practice their craft.

Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2004
Do you want to get your work published? Or keep your
work published? But you don’t know where to start? This book by Sally
Stuart has current information on over 1,200 markets for Christian
writers. An indispensable resource!

Writer’s Digest
Each month Writer’s Digest helps thousands of writers hone their skills
and find the best-paying markets for their work. You’ll find page after
page of solid advice for writing stories, articles, poems, screenplays,
and novels. An absolute must-have subscription for the serious writer.

Web Sites
Writers’ portal with message boards, writing courses, writing challenges, and an
article management system to track your submissions.
Web site with various information on Christian books and industry news.
Online dictionary. This free site is invaluable. The paid premium service provides many interesting features.
Online thesaurus from the makers of

Fiction Writer’s Resource Page
Todd James Pierce sumarizes his site as “The best advice you’ll ever
hear: Keep writing. And believe in yourself. But as you already know,
that doesn’t tell you how to write, so I’ve assembled a list of web
articles and books that’ll do just that, help you understand the craft
of fiction.”

Readers’ and Writers’ Resource Page
A wide variety of resources for writers including journals and
magazines, online bookstores, newspapers, dictionaries and references,
quotation sources, libraries online, and more.

Writer’s Resource Center
The Writer’s Resource Center was created in 1994 to serve the needs of
writers on the Internet. Includes thousands of links, articles, job
opportunities and book reviews.


American Christian Romance Writers Association
A romance writers association with a nicely designed site.

Writers Information Network
A professional association for Christian writers linking writers and poets to editors in the religious publishing industry.

Christian Writers Fellowship International
A multi-service organization for Christians in publishing. Their Cross & Quill newsletter subscription contains the latest on Christian writer’s conferences and fiction industry news.

Other Web Sites


Writing Sites