How can we grow as Christian writers?
Or maybe we should first ask ourselves, Why should we grow as Christian writers?
For one thing, the Scriptures encourage us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord” (2 Peter 3:18). One way to grow in grace and knowledge is to submit ourselves to the discipline of studying His Word, make time to have fellowship with God, and write about how we’ve experienced His grace in our lives.
Beyond that, I often urge other writers to find community, whether online or in person. Take a risk and introduce yourself. Invite others to be part of your writing life. Start a writers group or go out for coffee with a fellow blogger.
Read books — lots of books.
Join groups on Facebook or a membership site that will provide valuable content, give you space to ask questions, and help you reach your writing goals.
Seek out a mentor or writing coach.
Attend writing conferences, or watch webinars.
Always be learning.
Keep your mind open to new possibilities. Raise the bar. Strive for excellence.
Be willing to be edited.
Allow God to sanctify you through your writing — it hurts, but it’s so worth it.
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This post is Day 17 in the series, 31 Days in the Life of a Christian Writer, written in five minutes flat in conjunction with 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.