Resources
and Bright Ideas
   ...for sermons, dramatic illustrations and faith-based writing topics.
One positive feature of today's technology is the "internet."  There are many online sources of assistance
when creativity runs out or stalls. Build a  personal directory of data and topic insight resources.  Its
important that Christian Writers find and use sources that are bible-based.  Below please find a few of the
WordArtists' favorites.  
          
    Free Download
    The Lingo
    A book defining the language and
    terms used in the acting industry.  
    Wording is youth friendly!

    Research the competition.  Don't fall into that place where you've completed a project only to   find the topic has
    been done many times over.  Research writers in your genre and see what content they are doing, producing and what
    content  is moving (popular, selling).  BuzzSumo  and Social Crawlytics are two tools you can use to find that out.

     Useful Websites:
    www.ancient-hebrew.org >
    Hebrew Research Center

    www.livingwaters.com >
    articles and tracts

    www.wellreadblackgirl.com >
    example book club community


    
       

    LightSource.com offers podcasts of all of
    our favorite television evangelists.  See sermon
    presentations you've missed.  Listen in when
    you need motivation or special insight.  Not only
    do podcasts not take up space in your office,
    sermon podcasts are great motivational, study
    and/or research tools.

    SermonIndexnet.net  The mission of
    SermonIndex is the preservation and
    propagation of classical Biblical preaching and
    the promotion  of genuine Biblical revival to this
    generation.  You'll find a ton of really great
    material!  

    Get out and about...
    promote your work!  
    Find local readings, book signings, poetry
    slams, open mics and other literary events
    through Poetry & Writers' new "Poets &
    Writers Local" app.  For more information
    visit http://www.pw.org/local
    Creativity Notebook.       Many  times
    being a professional writer is tough.  That's
    when you pull out the one surefire tool you can
    use to keep yourself inspired, organized and on
    schedule.  




    READ about the notebook that's more than
    ordinary!

    Advances in technology have made it
    possible for writers to interact with readers
    in many different ways. Social media sites
    such as Twitter or Facebook allow us to
    instantly contact and be contacted by our
    audience.   Use social media as a way to
    market your writing.  Let your audience know
    when and where something you've written
    can be found.  Make an announcement
    poster, complete with photo, to make an  
    eye-catching image of your work.  
Check out the
Faithwriters website
,
sponsored by Xulon
Publishing.  The site has a
large articles database
whose content is great for
newsletters and church
bulletins.

Additionally, the site offers
a book review service...
and provides the exciting
INSPIRATION
opportunity to do reviews.   
Check it out:  
     Faithwriters.com

        NEED GRAPHICS?
    Canva (https://www.canva.com/)  
    is yet another web-based graphic
    editor, but it can be used to make
    much more than just infographics.
    Options include graphics for
    popular social media sites such  
    as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr,
    Instagram, and Pinterest.  It also
    features office document designs
    such as presentations and
    letterheads; writer-oriented
    graphics such as eBook or Kindle
    covers; printed material designs
    such as postcards, invitations,
    and flyers... the list goes on and
    on.

    The stock library contains
    thousands of photos and
    illustrations (many of them free)
    that you can use to customize
    your design. Finished designs can
    be shared to the web, or
    downloaded as images (PNG or
    JPG) or PDF files.
All you have to do is upload your own images to make each infographic your own.
Don't have any of your own images to upload? Not to worry, the stock icon and photo
library contains plenty of images you can choose from. Completed infographics can
be downloaded as images (PNG or JPG), printed out as posters, or shared to the
Internet. Like most freemium tools, Piktochart comes with many additional features
that you have to upgrade (pay) to use, but the free account actually contains a
surprisingly large number of features that should be enough to satisfy a standard
user. You have to register for an account to use Piktochart, or you can log in using
your Facebook or Google account.

 Ontoplist.com

Add your blog to this site's Blog
Directory and watch your
audience grow.
 Blog Directories
maximize your reach, pushing
your posts across the web.  
Every page is hand edited. Want
to see your blog listed along with
other high quality blogs. Then
submit your blog today.

   WRITE
       EVERY
          DAY
NEED CHARTS?
Piktochart (http://piktochart.com/) is another
online chart creator that comes with pre-made
templates for the graphically-challenged. The wide
array of beautifully designed templates means that
there is something for everyone, and as all
templates are fully customizable.

Free Digital
photos.net

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www.clker.com

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free clipart
Need mobile phone
photo editor?

Check out VSCO Cam
or Snapseed
Words, tools of the
trade for the writer.
 
Helpmates. Creative energies.  Words are
potent and powerful.  
Words, whether flowing
from the pen or spoken, are
helpmates,
promising to color, to shade or highlight...to
create ideas and images that have impact.  
Whether preserved in print or leaping from the
tongue, words are a force. They are
tools of
the trade
that convey meaning, experience  
and activation.

Each word has a life of its own.  Each word is
a "carrier of spirit"... whether it is a negative
spirit or a positive spirit is up to the
writer/speaker.   The important question to
always ask is, "What kind of spirit is being
released?" as you write /or speak.  
WordArtists are curators of words, especially biblically-based
words. Always looking for the best possible word—the one that
is closest to the intended meaning, sounds best, and creates
the clearest image. A thesaurus is used to find the right word...
today's writer collects
wordlists to use when there is the need
to enhance and/or to refresh the words being put into content
(used in speaking, writing and/or teaching).
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