Writing

Whether you are a grant writer, a novelist, or a student considering a career in journalism, I encourage you to invest in your development as a communications professional. You will learn so much from attending conferences, networking with other writers, and reading. I hope the resources provided here will help you advance on your journey. You will find information on the books, conferences, and groups that have helped me grow as a writer, as well as how-to articles that I’ve written on topics that may be of interest to you.

Conferences

Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference

CLASS Christian Writers Conference (formerly known as Glorieta Christian Writers Conference)

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference

Texas Christian Writers Conference

 

Groups

American Christian Fiction Writers

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Grant Writers’ Network of Greater Houston

Inspirational Writers Alive!

Writers Life Group at Lakewood Church in Houston

 

How-To Articles

Building Ministries with Lasting Value

 

Recommended Reading

2013 AP Stylebook
Edited by Darrell Christian, Sally Jacobsen, and David Minthorn

Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success
By W. Terry Whalin

The Christian Writers’ Manual of Style
By Robert Hudson

The Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2013: Your Comprehensive Resource for Getting Published
By Jerry B. Jenkins

Polishing the “PUGS”: Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling Tips for Writers
By Kathy Ide

The Heart of a Ready Scribe: 52 Reflections for Writers
By Melanie Stiles

Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media
By Phil Cooke

 

Please know that I am also a resource, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 


“Michelle is a gifted writer! I am continually blessed by her messages. Michelle’s style of writing draws me to the subject. Her words encourage me to move forward in ministry.”
– Carla McDougal, author, speaker, and founder of Reflective Life Ministries

 

“Michelle’s writing is lovely. She always seems to send just the right message at just the right time. We are very blessed to have her as a source of (all kinds of) inspiration!”
– Ann Saye, assistant director of communications, Texas Children’s Hospital – Office of Development

 

“Michelle’s writing encourages and inspires me. She lives what she writes.”
– Eriko N. Valk, Ph.D., founder of Liberty Path