Have you heard about the young lady who was nervous about an upcoming knee surgery? One day during a slow time at the veterinarian clinic where she worked, she reminded her boss that she’d be off work for a few days while she recovered. The she asked him if he had any advice that might help her heal faster.
He thought for a minute. “Well…get plenty of rest, and don’t lick the incision.”
It really does matter where you go for advice.
Where should a Christian writer go for advice?
It’s hard to overstate the importance of reading good books on writing. Thankfully there are many great books available (comment and leave a suggestion or two). But as useful as books can be, nothing takes the place of spending time with other writers.
American Christian Fiction Writers offers several good opportunities…from a once-a-year national conference to local chapters that meet monthly. There is also the email loop and online courses.
There is nothing better than spending time with people who have “been there and done that.” No one understands the journey better than those who’ve walked, stumbled, crawled, walked, fell, ….you get the point.
Who’s given you the best advice as a writer?