Practical Resources for Honing the Art and Craft of Writing

We’ve compiled here some helpful links on the art of writing a blog post, our favorite resources on the craft of writing, and some of our most popular posts on writing. Whether you’re doing your homework before you submit a guest post to Kindred Grace, or you’re simply seeking to hone your craft, welcome.

“The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.”
(The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery)

How to Write a Blog Post

How to Write a Guest Post

As an experienced guest author herself, Rachelle Rea Cobb gets right to the heart of the matter when it comes to writing and submitting a guest post. Don’t miss How to Write a Guest Post.

Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post

Michael Hyatt’s overall rules for writing a blog post create a great formula for any blogger. His success proves he knows about the Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post.

14 Tips for Writing Posts that Work

The first seven tips on Amy Lynn Andrews’ list apply to guest posts as well as your own blog posts. Find out her tips for writing blog posts or online articles stand out.

Sticky Blogging

This FREE ecourse is a favorite of ours. The simple, three-step Sticky Blogging formula is backed by science and will help you write better blog posts that will convert readers into fans. Click here to save your spot in the next class.

How to Write a Book Review

How to Write Creative Book Reviews

When she reads a blog post about a new book, Jessica Telian doesn’t want to read an Amazon-style review. She wants to read Creative Book Reviews.

How to Review a Book

Tim Challies speaks out of his years of experience writing (very popular) book reviews.

Steps to Writing a Book Review

Rachelle Rea Cobb gets practical in what to do–and not to do–in a book review post.

How to Write Better Online Reviews

Jonathan Rogers shares an author’s perspective on criticism and book reviews.

How to Write

Practical Writing Tips

In this post, the Kindred Grace contributors shared down-to-earth advice on writing.

Five Ways to Improve Your Writing

Andrew Peterson gives classic and sound advice on how to improve your writing.

Rules for Writing from Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot doesn’t mince words when it comes to giving advice. And her rules for writing are some of our favorites.

How to Show Not Tell

In this post, Jennifer Dukes Lee gets to the heart of showing, not telling.

How to Write Your Story

Denise J. Hughes talks about story-crafting and the unique aspects of writing personal narrative.

Books for Writers

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The Best Books for Writers

“Reading books specifically dedicated to the writing craft can be powerful motivation, inspiration, and education,” says Danielle, as she shares her favorite books for writers.

The Golden Rules of Writing

In this post, Elisabeth shares lessons she’s learned about the art and craft of writing–from books written by novelists.

Books Every Storyteller Needs to Read

Rachelle lists five books for fiction writers that will help you hone your talent, through all the many steps of writing stories–fiction and non-fiction.

Why Every Serious Writer Should Read Classic Literature

Denise J. Hughes shares the top five reasons why every serious writer should read at least a few classics each year.

More Books for Writers

Books for Writers

Write Well: A Grammar Guide

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Write Well: A Grammar Guide
Crafting The Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
The Elements of Style Illustrated
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
Story Craft: Reflections on Faith, Culture and Writing From the Author of Hank the Cowdog
On Becoming a Writer: What Every Blogger Needs to Know
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers (8th Edition) (MyCompLab Series)

Someday You’ll Write

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Someday You’ll Write
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
Write Away: One Novelist’s Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life

Rhetorical Grammar

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Rhetorical Grammar
The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft Into a Published Book

More Resources for Writers

Author Perspectives

Much can be learned from listening in as successful authors speak of their craft. Read the author interviews and guest posts featured here on Kindred Grace.

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