Resources for Creators

Whether you are an artist, speaker, or writer, I encourage you to invest in your development as a creative professional. You will learn so much from attending conferences, networking with other creators, and reading. Below are some resources that can help you advance on your creative journey.

 

Freelance Writing and Editing Services

I provide the following types of freelance writing and editing services to individuals and organizations through Abiding Communications:

  • Business Writing
  • Curriculum & Teaching Materials
  • Development Communications
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Ghostwriting & Rewriting
  • Gift Proposals
  • Marketing Communications

Please contact me to discuss your needs and my rate for freelance writing and editing services.

 

How-To Articles

The following article offers insight on growing your creative ministry:

Building Ministries with Lasting Value

 

Professional Groups

I have been a part of and personally recommend the following groups for writers.

American Christian Fiction Writers

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Inspirational Writers Alive!

 

Recommended Reading

I also recommend the books below for insight on how to write well and publish your writing.

Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success
By W. Terry Whalin

The Christian Writer’s Market Guide
By Steve Laube

Editing Secrets of Best-Selling Authors
By Kathy Ide

The Heart of a Ready Scribe: 52 Reflections for Writers
By Melanie Stiles

 

Workshops

I teach several workshops to equip and inspire creative professionals.

Art in Your Heart
Do you sense there is art in your heart? Let’s take some time to draw out what God knit within you. Begin to see the handmade as very good and press past what hinders you from creating works of art.

Called to Write
Writing is more than a hobby; it’s a sacred, lifelong calling. Learn how to recognize your unique calling and move forward, impacting others with your written words.

Gifted and Talented on Purpose
Have you considered what comes naturally to you? Everyone is good at something. You are gifted on purpose, for a purpose. Dig up the hidden talent that lies within you and start using your gifts to accomplish great things.

Speaking for Writers
Would you like to take your writing to a whole new level? You can through speaking. Discover the connection between speaking and writing, how to maximize speaking opportunities near you, and tips for speaking well.

Turning Data into Development Communications
Homes and non-profit organizations are storehouses of data. Bits and pieces of information may seem irrelevant on their own, but they can be significant—especially when connected together. Learn how to uncover and utilize the information you have and need to create effective communications to build your ministry and achieve your vision.

Note: Workshops last 2 to 3 hours and include hands-on activities.

 

Please know that I am a resource for creative professionals. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 


“Michelle is a gifted writer! I am continually blessed by her messages. Michelle’s style of writing draws me to the subject. Her words encourage me to move forward in ministry.”
– Carla McDougal, author, speaker, and founder of Reflective Life Ministries

 

“Michelle’s writing is lovely. She always seems to send just the right message at just the right time. We are very blessed to have her as a source of (all kinds of) inspiration!”
– Ann Saye, senior managing editor of Marketing, PR, and Philanthropy at Texas Children’s Hospital