The Write Place

Scroll to end for links to websites for writers. 

 Smilebox_29728914I don’t just want good ideas. I want the mind and favor of God.

Finding My Voice          

by Rachael M Colby      

I looked in the mirror and found my voice.                                          

This is my voice:                                                                                               

It’s me becoming broken.

It’s me bleeding all over the pages.

Can’t you see my words are borne on tears?

Do you think I borrowed my words, the words God gave me?

Did you think they came cheap?

No, they are costly,

Because this world has a way of banging up a human heart;

But that’s OK because Jesus has a way of restoring it.

Welcome to my life. Welcome to my vulnerability.

This is raw; this is live.

Welcome to my funeral and resurrection.

You are invited to watch me die, and live again in Christ.  

Finding My Voice
Inspired by: Unraveling the Mystery of Your Unique Writing Voice (in Fewer Than 5 Minutes) by Jerry B Jenkins

The Why of Why I Write

by Rachael M Colby

Why do I breathe?

Inhale…

Exhale…

How can I not?

It’s in me.

It’s who I am.

It’s what He has called me to.

Sometimes it’s how I speak to Him,

Praying on paper.

Sometimes it’s how He answers me.

When He does, He tells me,

“Write this down.”

Lest I forget.

So others may know Him.

So He may be glorified,

When the going is good.

So He may be glorified,

When life is bitter.

To give others hope,

For He takes trash,

And makes it into treasure.

Because I must.

The Why of Why I Write
Inspired by: Writer: Do You Really Know Your ‘Why’? by Jerry B Jenkins

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Links to My Favorite Website for Writers 

Jerry B Jenkins 21-Time New York Times Bestselling Author

21 Self-Editing Secrets that Can Supercharge Your Manuscript

Your Ultimate Guide to Writing Contests

Jerry B Jenkins’ favorite resources for writers

Jerry B Jenkins Writers Guild

Links to Other Great Websites for Writers

The Steve Laube Agency

Writers Digest   

Randy Ingermanson’s Advanced Fiction Writing & The Snowflake Method

The Write Life                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Positive Writer   ( Bryan! Watch your language! Please.)

Word Weavers  International– organization dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique each other’s work

The Printed Word (Word Weavers Blog)

6 thoughts on “The Write Place”

  1. Thank’s for the invitation Rachel. I view this site as a sacred place, where God can be glorified and His people can be encouraged.

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