How did you start writing your novel? Did you start with a character? With the setting? What led you to your story world? Today, we have author Jodie Wolfe on Wisdom Wednesday sharing with us a piece of writing advice we shouldn’t neglect.
Name: Jodie Wolfe
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Latest Release: To Claim Her Heart
Write from the heart. Start your novel with a question that you are working through to find an answer and then use the writing process to come to that answer. I believe that when we dig deep in our heart and search for an answer through our writing, it will draw readers.
I love this. I heard one of my favorite authors teach this a couple years ago, and it really helped me to complete my first novel. You can’t expect your readers to go on a journey that you haven’t gone on first!
Advice For New Writers:
Work on learning the craft and keep on writing. Sometimes it takes a while to get published, don’t get discouraged. Instead, learn as much as you can and apply it to your writing. Don’t give up!
I agree. Keep learning, keep writing, keep moving forward!
In 1893, on the eve of the great race for land, Benjamin David prays for God to guide him to his ‘Promised Land. Finding property and preaching to the lost are his only ways of honoring his deceased fiancée. He hasn’t counted on Elmer (Elsie) Smith claiming the same plot and refusing to leave. Not only is she a burr in his side, but she is full of the homesteading know-how he is sadly lacking.
Obtaining a claim in the Cherokee Strip Land Run is Elsie Smith’s only hope for survival, and not just any plot, she has a specific one in mind. The land’s not only a way to honor her pa and his life, but also to provide a livelihood for herself. She’s willing to put in whatever it takes to get that piece of property, and Elsie’s determined to keep it.
Her bitterness is what protects her, and she has no intentions of allowing that preacher to lay claim to her land . . . or her heart.
Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA) and has been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Heirloom Audio. She’s a contributor and co-founder of Stitches Thru Time blog. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.
I want to hear from you. How could your questions or what you’re going through benefit your writing? Leave us a comment in the comment section and before you go, take a moment and check out Jodie’s book, To Claim Her Heart and connect with her on social media.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jodie-Wolfe/e/B01EAWOHXO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1