The following is a Quick Reference Guide to direct you to a number of resources that will help you move ahead. The resources are divided by the four areas required to complete the successful release of your message—The Project, The Process, The Platform, The Plan. Some of these resources are free and some of them are for purchase. I have italicized those resources that are produced by Destiny Writers.
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Resources to equip you to develop your prophetic discernment and writing voice, define the audience to whom you are writing, and develop good writing habits.
Resources to equip you to clarify your focus, develop your content, and edit your own writing.
Resources to equip you to develop the branding of your message, package your product, and gain an Internet presence.
Resources to equip you to publish, build a loyal audience, and launch your brand and your product.
Scrivener allows you to organize your work as you write. Think of Scrivener as an electronic binder. You will no longer need to setup and assign folders to keep track of your work. Scrivener does it for you. Scrivener allows you to save photos and web links where you need to refer to them. Scrivener allows you to make and tag notes so that they are accessible from anywhere in your binder. Scrivener is an all-in-one tool, designed specifically for computer-based writing. This program will change how you write for the better. (See Scrivener Coach below.)
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Great insight into the process of writing, focusing on how to harness the creativity found within our unconscious mind. The emphasis is on fiction writing.
This is a fabulous treatment of the importance of stewarding prophecy well so that the people of God will be encouraged and blessed by the gift of prophecy.
An interactive learning experience designed to help the reader hear the voice of the Lord more clearly through journaling.
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Scrivener Coach is a fantastic tutorial package that helps you learn Scrivener fast! Short, easy to follow modules lead you through the program in a logical sequence giving you the ability to make the most effective use of Scrivener in the least amount of time. Joseph Michael, the Scrivener Coach, will help you unlock the power of Scrivener.
This offers very clear instruction from a professional editor on how to edit your own writing.
This book presents 20 sentence patterns, along with suggestions for how to use them in combination to increase the effective flow of an author’s writing.
The one Donald M. Murray book to buy if you can only buy one. An excellent description of the process of revision with profound insights on the process of writing. Specific exercises available.
An excellent textbook designed to present the process of writing. Specific exercises available.
More great insights and examples of good writing. Specific exercises available.
Includes examples and analysis of 30 different types of paragraphs, as well as suggestions on how and when to use them.
A listing of transitional words arranged by function and meaning.
A classic in outlining the concerns of style in writing well.
A classic in the field of non-fiction writing.
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Great description of the book proposal process. Insights on how to write your book as a blog.
A great resource to get a blog started.
A fabulous introduction to the practical steps to brand yourself as an author. Tips on how to market your work.
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Dan Poynter, Self-Publishing Manual (Para Publishing, 2010).
The classic work on publishing your own writing.
Mark Levin, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fourth Edition – Everything
You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of
Self-Publishing (Bascom Hill, 2011).
Detailed account of how self-publishing companies operate. This includes reviews of 20 different
Mike Larsen, How to Write a Book Proposal (Writer’s Digest Books, 2011).
Jeff Herman, Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agent(Writer’s Digest Books, 2013).
2014 Guide to Self-Publishing (Writer’s Digest Books, 2013).
Contains lists of editors and other service providers.
Sally. E. Stuart, Christian Writer’s Market Guide.
Contains contact information and query recommendations for magazines and publishers.