I’m sorry for the delay in my Wisdom Wednesday post! Sometimes, life does not always go as planned, especially when your daughter inherited your balance skills, or rather, the lack thereof. I spent the majority of the day at the doctor for her sprained ankle. They do not think it’s broken, but we have to wait for swelling to go down for another checkup on it. She’s in a walking boot and it’s still hurting some, but she is doing better!
This week, our guest is author Michelle De Bruin. Thanks for joining us, Michelle.
Name: Michelle De Bruin
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Upcoming Novel: Hope for Tomorrow
Read as much as you write. Become familiar with what others in your genre are doing. Stay informed on current events and world happenings. Choose a trusted voice in non-fiction to read for your own growth and spiritual formation.
This is my favorite tip because it keeps me in relationship with fellow authors. It helps me stay sensitive to people’s deepest needs, and it encourages me as I continue on my own faith journey.
Great tips! I’m always amazed at people who say that want to write but do not like to read. Reading is a must to stay updated in the industry and to learn the craft.
Favorite Writing Tip for New Writers:
Take the time and make the effort to find and develop your own voice. Not necessarily the voice that is heard when you speak, but the one that is felt when you begin to put words on paper. It belongs to you and is the unique gift the Lord gave you to share your faith experiences. Over time, a new writer will have much to offer if they follow the tip above and then share how they are learning and growing through the blessing of their own voice.
If you’re genuine with your voice, your readers will connect with you on a deeper level. Great tip!
Please take a moment and connect with Michelle on social media and subscribe to her blog so you can stay up to date on the latest news for her upcoming novel!
Michelle on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleDeBruinsAuthorPage/
Michelle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichelleDAuthor
Thank you for joining us today, Michelle!