INTRODUCTION TO PRE-WRITING PHASE (An Overview)

As a Christian writer, your core should not be what or to whom you are writing. The foundational principle is that you are writing as a form of worship to God and service to the men and women that God has called us to. You have to rely on the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to ensure that your message is based on what He wants your readers to hear according to His will.   Your writing should also not be for monetary gain. In as much as you will sell your books and make money out of it (some more than...

Introduction to Pre-Writing (Stages In The Writing Process)

Assignments create teaching and learning opportunities to think and learn about ideas, topics, events, and questions — about specific content in the writing course. This is why a quality assignment is the hallmark of effective instruction. By completing each assignment in the context of the unit you are in, you will form a stronger foundation for yourself to understand the next unit and by the end of the course, you should have the manuscript (first draft) ready.  1. Send a good resolution passport photo. Indicate your author’s names (how you will want your names to appear in your final book). ...

Assignment 2.0 Pre-Writing

This will form your map towards the writing journey. It’s important to note that the direction may change midway, but you must have something at the beginning. You are writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, if He chooses to lead you in a different direction, then you will just obey.  Back On My Feet Book Outline: Introduction Chapter One: How did I get here – The fall or Tragedy? Chapter Two: A Plan of Escape Chapter Three: Escaping – From Bondage to Freedom The road back to sexual purity The road back to financial independence The road back...

Do an outline/bigger picture/skeleton of your book

Assignments create teaching and learning opportunities to think and learn about ideas, topics, events, and questions — about specific content in the writing course. This is why a quality assignment is the hallmark of effective instruction. By completing each assignment in the context of the unit you are in, you will form a stronger foundation for yourself to understand the next unit and by the end of the course, you should have the manuscript (first draft) ready. Do the outline/framework/skeleton of your entire book as you see it now. Leave your answers in the comment box below.

Assignment 2.1 Outline

This will include reading through other authors’ books on the subject matter; researching from the internet; and using any other relevant materials.  *You should ensure you write down the references as you do your research to save yourself from looking for the references later during the publishing process. You should cut and paste the references on the last page of your writing pad/book/word processor etc. You should indicate book titles and the authors.  *Avoid plagiarism – using other people’s content without credits to them is a crime punishable by law (and most times, ends up in expensive suits). If you...

Do proper research at the beginning

Assignments create teaching and learning opportunities to think and learn about ideas, topics, events, and questions — about specific content in the writing course. This is why a quality assignment is the hallmark of effective instruction. By completing each assignment in the context of the unit you are in, you will form a stronger foundation for yourself to understand the next unit and by the end of the course, you should have the manuscript (first draft) ready. Put your research references together. The assignments number should be submitted via email/Google Docs (with permission to edit) to authors@cblafrica.com the day before the...

Assignment 2.2 Research

On Step 2: Pre-Writing – Stages In The Writing Process

  • Define who is your target audience (reader) for your book.

    Our target audience is mainly for those young ministers of the gospel who have a calling to serve God and are going through a myriad of baffling situations and setbacks.

    Set up a writing timetable

    We are planning on writing everyday for some hours or so. Our schedule is hectic but we want to discipline ourselves to write especially after the children have gone to sleep at night or have gone to school in the morning hours.

    Working Title:

    The reflections of

    a young pastor; The life, struggles and victories of The Mwakazi’s

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