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Writers’ Newsletter - The Lighthouse Connection

Receive a little TLC for your writer’s journey in our free writers’ newsletter, The Lighthouse Connection. Subscribe to receive writing tips, inspiration, submission opportunities, and a digital freebie every other month.

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Writing Classes

We offer free writing classes via Zoom. Subscribe to The Lighthouse Connection for news about upcoming classes, or email us for more info:

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Enrich Conference for Bible Study Writers, Teachers, and Speakers

This conference that is held annually in northern Georgia, offers classes on the writing craft, Bible study tools, marketing, and more. Click the link below to learn more about our conference and the kinds of classes we have offered. We are planning the 2023 conference now, and then we’ll post updated information.

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Writing Tips Online

Every month, Katy shares tips on writing on two blogs: “The Write Conversation” and the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference blog. Both were listed on the Writers’ Digest Top 101 Websites for Writers.

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Guidelines for Submissions to Refresh Bible Study Magazine

Refresh is a free, digital, Christian magazine. If you write Bible studies, devotions, or Christian Living articles, download our Writers Guidelines and Statement of Faith.

Recommended Books on Writing

On the Writing Craft:

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing by Gary Provost

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

Stein on Writing by Sol Stein

Technical Guidelines:

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, 2017

The Society of Biblical Literature Handbook of Style (Hendrickson Publishers, 1999)

The Copyeditor’s Handbook by Amy Einsohn, 2006

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty, 2008

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