June 17, 2016

Writing, Publishing, and Praying: Resources from My TGCW16 Sessions


I had the privilege of leading (or co-leading) several sessions at TGCW16 this week. I'm thankful for each of my sisters who attended those sessions, and--as promised--I'm posting links here to the resources I mentioned in my presentations. If you have follow-up questions or comments, you can always email me: megan@sundaywomen.com 

When Women Pray Together (Megan Hill)
Friday, June 17, 2016, 4:30 PM

My book, Praying Together, was the basis for the material in my session. You can find it here:
Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer in Our Homes, Communities, and Churches

Donald S. Whitney made the observation I quoted (about praying for other people v. praying with them) in his book:
Spiritual Disciplines within the Church

Praying systematically through the nations of the world (and the church in those nations) has been one of the greatest privileges of my corporate prayer life. This book helpfully assigns the countries to each day of the year:
Operation World

Getting Published without Selling Your Soul (Megan Hill)
Friday, June 17, 2016, 9:15 PM

One more story about the winding road to getting published from Gaye Clark:
Dreams Deferred and No Regrets


Bret Lott's "On Precision" is my favorite short piece about the craft of writing and its importance before the face of God. You can read that chapter in his book:
Letters and Life

The National Writing Project offers a way to structure group feedback on writing, including the "Bless, Address, Press" formula I mentioned:
Guidelines for Response Groups

Tim Challies knows a thing or two about platform, and his post about the dangers of idolizing the numbers is worth reading:
No Platform High Enough

Charity Singleton Craig's site is full of valuable nuggets about the writing life. This is her post about being "famous to the family":
Almost Famous: Who Am I Trying to Become?

Melissa B. Kruger's The Envy of Eve is both gracious and challenging as we seek to root out covetousness in our hearts. I review it here:
I Have Learned to Be Content

Jared C. Wilson had a useful article recently giving answers to some FAQs:
Everything You (Might Have) Wanted to Know about Writing and Publishing

Margot Starbuck is a writing coach whose conference seminar on non-fiction book proposals was extremely helpful to me as I prepared my first book proposal. You can download her (free!) annotated book proposal template at the bottom of this page:
Top Ten Tips for Creating Book Proposals

Word-Filled Writing (Gloria Furman, et. al.)
Friday, June 17, 2016, 1:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson said, "I hope I never condescend to the audience. I think you should write as if people who are smarter than you are will read it." That quote comes from this article:
Marilynne Robinson: the Pulitzer Prize winning author on her new book


Any of the resources I mention above ("Getting Published") would also be helpful to those who were part of my workshop group.

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