Writing

Writing a Research Paper, Part 3: Citing Sources and Plagiarism

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Blog Post

Correctly citing sources is often one of the least-understood parts of writing a research paper. This article will investigate reasons for citing sources, examine some misconceptions about plagiarism,... Read More

Poetry: Writing Quotable Poetry

Contributor: Jay Martin | Length : 60 | File type : Audio

Some poets, being dead, yet speak . . . because we are still listening. Why do we still like to hear and quote poets like Frost, Watts, Whittier, and Shakespeare—what did they more than others? We’l... Read More

Stories: What Is Your Theme?

Contributor: Stephanie Leinbach | Length : 61 | File type : Audio

Theme is the glue that holds a story together, but sometimes we get stuck in it. We will examine how and when we identify theme, where we should put it, and why we allow it to sabotage our stories. ... Read More

Writing: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Contributor: Phyllis Miller | Length : 59 | File type : Audio

Insignificant details need to remain in diaries; worthwhile details go in literature. But how can we decipher between the insignificant and worthwhile when writing about personal experiences? Phyllis ... Read More

Articles: How to Write a Doctrinal Article, Part 1

Contributor: Harvey Mast | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

How many readers avoid doctrinal articles because they are heavy and dry? Can we present deep truths with simple clarity? And in a way that connects with the reader? Are we guided by God’s Spirit or ... Read More

Stories: Authentically Portraying a Historical Era

Contributor: Romaine Stauffer | Length : 58 | File type : Audio

To establish an authentic historical era, a writer must know and use historical details. The reader cannot accurately picture historical scenes unless they are accurately portrayed. Learn how and wher... Read More

Writing: What Is Creative Writing?

Contributor: G. C. Waldrep | Length : 55 | File type : Audio

What types of writing are considered “creative”? What is the role of creative writing in the Christian community? I have an idea—how I do know which genre to choose? Is there such a thing as un-cre... Read More

Articles: How to Write a Doctrinal Article, Part 2

Contributor: Harvey Mast | Length : 60 | File type : Audio

This workshop is a continuation of part 1. How many readers avoid doctrinal articles because they are heavy and dry? Can we present deep truths with simple clarity? And in a way that connects with the... Read More

Writing: Showing or Telling Characters’ Emotions

Contributor: Stephanie Leinbach | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

The more skillfully you portray characters’ emotions, the more authentic your characters. Learn techniques that will convince readers your characters are real people they might meet in the paint aisl... Read More

Stories: Advanced Character Portrayal

Contributor: Darryl Derstine | Length : 60 | File type : Audio

Have you ever had a story character as a friend? Someone you knew so well you could ask him for advice . . . and get it? Why is it that some characters are so real that they impact the course of your ... Read More