Introduction to Christian Fiction Writing
How to Become a Successful Christian Novelist. Seventeen lessons in nine sections of exercises in this course.
This course is a combination of material from Steve Laube and the contents of How to Write and Sell a Christian Novel by Gilbert Morris. A total of nearly 70,000 words of content for you to study!
This material is in 100% written format without audio or video—. These PDF lessons can be read anytime, anywhere, on any device.
There are 10 sections with 17 lessons and 9 section exercises for you to practice what you've learned. Treat the course as you would a Summer Intensive at a university or high school.
We are excited to include Gilbert Morris' material with this course. Combined with some thoughts from Steve Laube, you should have everything you need to build the foundation for your novel.
Gilbert Morris (who passed away in Februrary 2016) was the author of more than 100 novels in his career including the bestselling "House of Winslow" series for Bethany House. His book on fiction has been in print since 1994 and is now published by The Christian Writers Institute. But by taking this course you receive the text of that book in addition to lessons written by Steve Laube.
Through this course you will learn how to develop plots, create intriguing characters, design vivid settings, and write effective dialogue.
Steve Laube, a literary agent and president of The Steve Laube Agency, has been in the book industry for 40 years, first as a bookstore manager where he was awarded the National Store of the Year by CBA. He then spent over a decade with Bethany House Publishers and was named the Editor of the Year. He later became an agent where he has represented nearly 2,000 new books and was named Agent of the Year by ACFW. He was also inducted into the Grand Canyon University Hall-of-Fame by their College of Theology.
In addition, he is the President and publisher at Enclave Publishing and also serves as President and owner of The Christian Writers Institute. His office is in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the general editor of the annual Christian Writers Market Guide.