Writing for the Soul


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Writing for the Soul
Instructions and Advice from an Extraordinary Writing Life
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Writer’s Digest Books, 2006
ISBN 978-1-58297-417-0
$24.99 hardcover, 240 pages

About the Book
In Writing for the Soul, best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins takes you on a personal and inspiring journey, imparting experience and wisdom gained from his impressive writing career. Unknown in his early days, Jenkins persisted in his passion to write, and his story reveals the rewards that can come to writers who put in the hard work and keep their priorities straight. Jenkins shares the honest and straightforward truth about how to find writing success and why the journey is a continuous one.

With heartfelt advice and intimate anecdotes that will satisfy writers and fans, Jenkins discusses:

  • the skills and abilities required to build an exciting career
  • breaking into the industry through reporting and writing for small markets
  • establishing and maintaining a professional image
  • how even experienced writers should continue to learn and grow (including Jenkins himself)

Writing for the Soul is filled with Jenkins’ autobiographical stories—including many of the famous people he’s written about—and the lessons he’s learned from his decades of experience in the writing and publishing world.

About the Author
JERRY B. JENKINS is the author of more than 150 books, including the No. 1 best-selling Left Behind series with Tim LaHaye. Sixteen of Jenkins’ titles have reached the New York Times bestseller list and have also appeared on the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Jenkins is the founder of the Christian Writers Guild, an organization that serves tomorrow’s professional Christian writers, as well as Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles.

Jenkins began his career in high school as a sports stringer and photographer for local newspapers before he was even old enough to drive himself to the games. He was sports editor of a Chicago suburban daily by age 19, editor of a 350,000-circulation monthly magazine by age 25, head of an inspirational publishing house (Moody Press) by age 31, and has guest-taught advanced writing courses at graduate schools in the United States and abroad. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Dianna.

More About the Book
“Few can write about writing like Jerry Jenkins. Any person interested in the high privilege of writing for the soul will delight in and profit from reading this valued work.”
                                    —Max Lucado

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