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Resources for Writers

Whether you blog for fun or write for a paycheck—or somewhere in between—we hope you find Java Juice Bloghouse a helpful, encouraging space for your creativity. This subpage will feature content for the more ambitious writers in our community, helps and tips to further your publishing journey. Look for a new FaithVillage writers' building, called Inkwell, in the not-to-distant future, as we plan to expand our little town. 

Magazines

Years ago I took a workshop on writing for magazines. I took the best tips I learned there, and I’m sharing them with you. Following these tips I sold thirty articles to national publications in one year. Maybe you can do the same!

My start as a writer came through writing articles. There are magazines that target thousands of audiences and markets, and they are on the lookout for writers who know their audience and their style and have a good story or idea to share! Magazines go to press regularly, and they are always looking for fresh talent.

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The Proposal

Wondering how to write the perfect book proposal to catch a publisher’s eye? How do you make your book proposal stand out among the pile? How do you jump into the world of publishing? How do you get that first book published?

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Michael Hyatt

Writers Talk

Writing >
Jeff Goins on Book Deals and Better Writing | ThinkTraffic.net
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In this video interview with Jeff Goins you'll learn how to get a book deal without writing a propos…
Writing >
Writing for Excellence | Mary DeMuth
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Mary speaks to the North Texas Christian Writer's Conference about her writing journey.

Creativity

Media >
Stories Mirror the World and Invite Reflection | Dallas Theological Seminary
10:20
Dr. Darrell Bock and Dr. Reg Grant talk about developing a theological grid for interpreting media. …
Media >
Beginnings in Media Arts | Dallas Theological Seminary
23:25
In Part 1, Dr. Reg Grant explains the mission of the Media Arts program at Dallas Theological Semina…

Author Interviews

Church Leadership >
by Blake Atwood with FV Editors · 3 Likes

Shaunti Feldhahn shares the surprising insights about marriage and divorce she learned while researching and writing "The Good News About Marriage."
Theology >
by Sherri Huleatt with Vyrso · 0 Likes

Drew Dyck, author and managing editor of Christianity Today's "Leadership Journal," discusses his book "Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying."
Books >
by Blake Atwood with FV Editors · 1 Likes

Author Christian Piatt speaks with FaithVillage about his first fiction novel, "Blood Doctrine," a suspense/thriller that considers the possibility of a genetically resurrected Jesus.
Church Leadership >
by Blake Atwood with FV Editors · 1 Likes

Felicity Dale speaks with FaithVillage about "The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church," featuring chapters by Alan Hirsch, Neil Cole, Floyd McClung, Frank Viola, and many other female and male leaders within the church.
Books >
by Blake Atwood with FV Editors · 1 Likes

FaithVillage spoke with religion columnist Jonathan Merritt about his deeply personal book, "Jesus is Better Than You Imagined."
Money and Stewardship >
by Kelley Mathews with FV Editors · 1 Likes

Author Caryn Rivadeneira talks about the writing of the book that details her spiritual journey through financial hardship.
Music >
Breaking Down and Writing 'The Becoming' | Jenny Simmons
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Jenny Simmons talks about writing blogs that led to naming her album, "The Becoming."

Fiction

Books >
'Undetected' | Dee Henderson [Book Trailer]
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Dee Henderson returns to her genre sweet spot — heart-gripping military romance similar to her Unc…
Books >
by Emily Wierenga with Emily T. Wierenga · 1 Likes

Chapter One from Emily's first work of fiction, part of the 'Quilts of Love' series from Abingdon Press.
Books >
by Billy Coffey with Billy Coffey · 2 Likes

Read chapter one from Billy Coffey's newest novel that explores the power of secrets, of fathers, and of forgiveness.
Books >
by Sandra Glahn with Aspire 2 · 0 Likes

Sandra Glahn probes the research and inspiration involved in Lindsay's writing of fictional stories set in India.

Interviews

Books >
Establishing a Habit of Inquiry | Ken Coleman
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Ken Coleman is a radio talk show host and the author of "One Question: Life-changing Answers from To…
Church Leadership >
How to Ask Just the Right Question | Ken Coleman
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Ken Coleman is a radio talk show host and the author of "One Question: Life-changing Answers from To…

Reviews

Church Leadership >
by Jeff Randleman with JeffRandleman.com · 0 Likes

Jeff Randleman reviews John C. Maxwell's "How High Will You Climb?," and updated abridgment of one of Maxwell's previous books, "The Winning Attitude."