Welcome to Writing for Christ Jo Huddleston, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
Casey, thanks for having me on your blog to talk with you and your readers.
How about this –In high school I played varsity basketball.
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
I find that I read many historical romance novels. My novel, That Summer, is an inspirational Southern historical. I do love to read mysteries/suspense but so far have never tried to write one, probably because I couldn’t.
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
Pray about every step you take on your writing journey. Strengthen that fruit of the Spirit—patience—for you will need it. Writing for publication is many times a waiting time. Be patient and never give up if you believe God has given you the talent to write for his glory.
If you’re just starting out on your writing journey, read all you can about the craft of writing. Find a writers’ conference near enough to be affordable for you to attend. Soak in all you can in the workshops and from the speakers, editors, and publishers—even at meal times. Be prepared for rejection. They won’t be rejecting you but what you wrote. Margaret Mitchell received over twenty-five rejections for Gone With the Wind! They told her nobody wanted to read about the Civil War.
5 things you love?
Jesus, my family, my country, puppy dogs, and Whopper candy.
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot! It’s a great book and it’s a hard back book.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
My website/blog: http://www.johuddleston.com
Thank you for being with us today!
It’s been my pleasure to spend time with you and your readers. Thank you for having me.
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