Last week we had the privilege of listening to writer, Rachel Schmoyer, join us on Writers Chat to talk about Writing Devotionals from the Hard Parts of Scripture. She shared some great information, not only on resources devotional writers can use, but places where you can submit your devotionals also.
To watch the replay, click here!
You can learn more about Rachel and her writing at Read the Hard Parts.
One of the key pieces of advice Rachel and others shared for aspiring devotional writers is to always remember Hook, Book, Look, and Took, when writing your devotional.
- Hook – a strong beginning
- Book – new information
- Look – how will this connect to my life today?
- Took – what is the takeaway?
Rachel and several of our experienced devotional writers suggested a number of places worth submitting devotions to:
- The Secret Place (submissions PDF here)
- The Upper Room
- Light for the Word
- The Quiet Hour
- More information on The Quiet Hour Submissions here at The Market List
Great resources for devotional writers were also shared. Here are some of the favorites!
- Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks
- The New Inductive Study Bible, The Moody Bible Commentary, The NIV Application Commentary series (the link is for the entire New Testament series, but you can buy individual books separately for each book of the Bible)
- Logos software
- Blue Letter Bible
- Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards