Writing Resources

Wanting to learn more about the writing craft, I studied creative writing under Meredith Nixon in 2006. Three years later, I took a 2-year Apprentice Fiction course, at Christian Writers Guild with Sandra Byrd as my mentor (I highly recommend her as a writing coach). In 2014, I enrolled in the Journeyman Fiction course under the tutelage of Deborah Christensen.

Since then I have published articles in local newspapers, written articles for some awesome websites, worked with the Inspired Prompt crew, and published my memoir. If you’re interested to read more of my work, click on the links below.

Guarding Your Dreams ~ The Garden of Dreams

My 3-D Life ~ Seriously Write

Keep Pushing ~ Seriously Write

The Write Race ~ Seriously Write

Excited About Memoir ~ Gail Kittleson.com

Meet Betty Thomason Owens ~ Heart Wings Blog

In Everything Give Thanks~ Heart Wings Blog

Strong and Courageous ~ Love and Faith in Fiction

Under the Shade of His Blessings ~ Through the Lens of Scripture

Fearless ~ Heart Wings Blog


Dig deep.Write scared.I promised myself that I would share helpful information along this journey. If you are interested in learning more about writing, I recommend the following:

Description – Monica Wood

Beginnings, Middles & Ends – Nancy Kress

Plot – Ansen Dibell

Scene and Structure – Jack M. Bickham

Character and Viewpoint – Orson Scott Card

The Book of Dialogue – Lewis Turco

An Introduction to Christian Writing – Ethel Herr

GMC: Goal, Motivation & Conflict – Debra Dixon

Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors – Kathy Ide

Crafting Novels & Short Stories – Editors of Writer’s Digest

Books: Tips, Stories, & Advice On Writing, Publishing, & Promoting – Dan Poynter

Fiction Writing Demystified – Thomas B. Sawyer

Stein On Writing – Sol Stein

Outlining Your Novel – K. M. Weiland

Structuring Your Novel – K. M. Weiland

The Emotion Thesaurus – Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

The Negative Trait Thesaurus – Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

The Positive Trait Thesaurus – Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

The Story Equation: How to Plot and Write a Brilliant Story from One Powerful Question – Susan May Warren


Sandra Byrd Book Coach

The Write Conversation

Novel Rocket

Writers Helping Writers


Southern Writer-Suite T

Helping Writers Become Authors

Novel Academy

Blue Ridge Conference Blog

Happy Writing, my friend!

2 thoughts on “Writing Resources

  1. I was impressed by your writing style and by your interview of a friend, Gail Kittleson. It was her writing of historical Christian fiction which inspired me to write historical Christian fiction. My first one, A Safe Haven for Beth will be released in April.
    I have enjoyed Gail’s books very much.

    • Hi, Karen
      It’s so nice to meet you. Thank you for your lovely compliment. Congratulations on your book. “A Safe Haven for Beth” sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thank you for visiting my blog. Do you have a blog that I could follow back?

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