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
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.
Hebrew Research Center
articles and tracts
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
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
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
READ about the notebook that's more than
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
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Publishing. The site has a
large articles database
whose content is great for
newsletters and church
Additionally, the site offers
a book review service...
and provides the exciting
opportunity to do reviews.
Check it out:
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
graphics such as eBook or Kindle
covers; printed material designs
such as postcards, invitations,
and flyers... the list goes on and
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.
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.
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.
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Check out VSCO Cam
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
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).