John David Kudrick

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Set Yourself Up for Success

The Little Things Do Matter in Finishing Your Book

A close friend of mine recently told me he wanted to get serious about writing again, with the ultimate goal of finishing his nonfiction book. So I sent him some basic tips that come from an author I know personally, because my years of experience as a wordsmith have taught me that the little things do matter, and you’ll only find success if you give those little things due diligence.

So here are the tips I shared with my friend, via an author friend who lives by them:

  • Whether it’s writing the actual text, brainstorming ideas, smoothing out plot snags, etc., try to work on your book in some form or fashion every single day, unless perhaps you choose to take off every Sunday as a day of rest.
  • Create some kind of daily goal, whether it’s a fixed amount of time to work on your book or a target number of words to write for the day. Remember, even fifteen to thirty minutes a day is more than zero minutes a day. Same with words: you can’t go back and rework a blank page, so get those words on the page, even it’s a hundred a day.
  • Get rid of distractions, because even if writing may be a passion of yours, you still need to take it seriously. In the words of my author friend:

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Stories That Change the World

Why You Should Write That Novel if You’re a Christian Author

So you’re a Christian who follows God with all your heart, and you keep getting this inner nudge that you’re supposed to write a novel. Maybe you even have a great idea for a story simmering in your imagination.

So what’s stopping you?*

Maybe the better question is, do you know that your story will have the potential to change lives as God works through the words you write and speaks to the hearts of your readers?

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