How To Write A Book: Tips For Writing Christian Fiction

When writing Christian fiction, follow these simple tips:

(They can be used when writing general fiction as well.)

1. Read the Bible. It goes without saying that in order to write accurately, some study of the Word is required.

2. Purchase a copy of “The Elements Of Style” by William Strunk & E.B. White. It’s a great reference tool for writers. It teaches grammar, punctuation, tense, and covers all the specifics of writing.

3. Choose your POV (first person, second person, etc.)

4. Create flawed, yet believable characters with relatable issues to overcome. Readers want to connect and feel invested in your characters.

5. Be real, but not raunchy. Especially when describing true life situations, i.e. lust, temptation, forgiveness, waning faith, etc.

6. Weave the prevailing theme throughout the entire story.

Stay tuned! More tips to come!

Published by Author - Charles R. Butts Jr.

Entertaining and provoking thought within his readers are the main hopes former U.S. Army soldier & thirty-three year U.S. Postal Service employee Charles R. Butts Jr. has when it comes to the creation and release of his work. When he’s not reading or writing, Charles enjoys spending time with Shawanda, his wife of twenty-five years, his children Amber and Trey, and his grandchildren. He recognizes Langston Hughes, Walter Mosley, and James Baldwin as highly notable influences in the literary world.

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