Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Round-Up - #128

Kathryn Lang, at Author Haven, talks about seeing your writing as a ministry.

Do you consider your writing a ministry?














Laurel, at Laurel's Leaves, gives excellent tips on choosing a title for our stories.









Have a blessed weekend!

20 comments:

Katie Ganshert said...

Ohh! I always struggle with finding a title. Thanks for the link!

Karen Lange said...

Good links, thank you!
Happy weekend,
Karen

Terri Tiffany said...

I don't even have a title for this book, Will go see what she has to offer. Happy weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katie -

Me too. Sometimes I don't have a title until after the book is finished.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

You're welcome! Enjoy the weekend.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

I hope the article gives you some ideas. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jan Cline said...

I'll check out Author Haven - always good advice there. I think most of us struggle with titles. I know my current WIP is titled "Current WIP"! Have a good weekend Susan!

Carla Gade said...

Thanks, Susan. I often come up with the title and then write the story, guess I'm a little backwards. Enjoy your weekend too!

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Oooh, choosing a title--I totally need that right now. Thanks for the link.

Jill Kemerer said...

Titles are hard for me, and yes, I do consider my writing a ministry! Have a great weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jan -

My book, "The Scent of Fear," was called, "Book 2," long after the first draft was finished. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

I had the title of my first book before writing it, but it got changed about half-way through. The second and third books took more brainstorming. I'm sure those titles will change.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy -

I'm always amazed how the Lord brings the right information at the right time.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

I also consider my writing a ministry. Since I still write non-fiction, my heart is always thinking of a story's redemptive value.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Nancy said...

Kathryn had some very interesting ideas about ministry. I agree with all that she says. I'm glad she received an offering. Time for her to think in new ways.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

In a sense our entire lives are a ministry. How we live and work speaks volumes about our faith.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Stephen Tremp said...

I consider my writing a ministry as I tithe twenty percent to my church and to missionaries. I give an additional ten percent to charities like Childrens Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and Susan Komen Race for the Cure.

I don't use any G-dmans or F-bombs in my books. No exploitation of kids either. Other than that, I'm free to write.

Stephen Tremp

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen -

It's wonderful that you're using the proceeds from your book to benefit so many.

I always appreciate clean books with no profanity.

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
I try to approach my writing as a ministry. I even have business cards carrying the title, Quiet Spirit Writing Ministry.
Thank you for sending us there to read Kathryn's thoughts.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

My writing started out with a ministry mindset, and I'm determined to keep it there. I don't want to ever forget the reason I'm traveling this path.

Blessings,
Susan :)