Thursday, March 13, 2014
Linda Gilden - client profile by Terry Burns
Called to Write will inspire you to either pick up the art of writing or will affirm your calling to write for the kingdom of God. Written by two award-winning and widely published authors and writing coaches, the book is filled with wisdom about how to keep your writing in line with the heart of God.
Called to Write identifies seven key competencies every author needs to be a writer on mission. Two aspects of each of the seven competencies are included. First, authors will explore the competency through an informational chapter helping them understand the importance of staying grounded in that competency area. The informational chapter is then followed up by an inspiring how-to-implement section making the book extremely practical. Called to Write is ideal for keeping a Christian writer on track with a gospel focus in their writing.
Since signing with me at Hartline published PERSONALity Perspectives (with co-author Tama Westman) and Mama was the Queen of Christmas under her own name, both titles from Oak/Tara. She also released the ebook version of her recently printed book Love Notes on your Pillow from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas before publishing this title.
Linda is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, and writing coach. Author of the popular Love Notes series, she is also the author of Mommy Pick-Me-Ups and many ghostwritten books. With hundreds of magazine articles to her credit, Linda Gilden is a prolific writer who loves to share a great story. As a freelance editor and writing coach working with publishers and individuals, she encourages others to make their writing the best it can be. As a member of the CLASS Seminar training staff, She is a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Christian Writers Fellowship International, American Society of Journalists and Authors, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Christian Authors Network. Her experience also includes directing the CLASS Christian Writers Conference and the Carolina Christian Writers Conference and is a frequent workshop leader at other national conferences. She is Editor of The Encourager, print and web magazine of First Baptist Spartanburg, SC and a staff member of the Christian Communicator Critique Service. A graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, Linda developed the Get Published Now™ program for new writers. She teaches “Writing to Expand Your Ministry” in the Women’s Ministry Programs of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Award-winning author of 26 books and more than 400 magazine articles, Edna Ellison is a well-known keynote speaker who loves leading prayer retreats and writers conferences across the United States and overseas. Edna is an honors graduate of Presbyterian College with an MA from Converse College, an EdSp from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD from the University of Alabama. Having taught at three Baptist seminaries and two American universities, she now writes Bible study books from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home. A leader in AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and a certified CLASS speaker, her life has been featured by Focus on the Family, where she has also been published.