Any suggestions?

by donkimrey
(North Topsail Beach, N.C.)

The project (on which I've worked for over a year now) is a devotional Bible Study kind of thing. Not a Bible thumping, beggarly kind of thing...Just an honest effort to see what made some of the "saints" tick. From an Investigative journalist's point of view, I asked questions of the "Hebrew heroes" who were not always heroic. "How did they get into such 'messes?'" "How are we like them?" "How did they recover spiritual equilibrium and direction?" "Couldn't we benefit from their experiences?"

You get my drift? It isn't a scholarly dissertation. It's designed to be simple and down to earth, aimed toward the average person searching for hope.

Is that something with which you'd feel comfortable? I've discovered it is far more difficult to get something published than it is to create it. Where do I go from here?

~donkimrey

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Mar 11, 2009
Answering your editing questions
by: Audrey

You've asked two questions:

Would I feel comfortable? Yes.

Where do you go from here? That depends on what you want.

If you want to have an editor look at your work, you can consider the sample edit available at http://www.writershelper.com/sample-edit.html

If you want to go directly to a publisher, research those that publish devotional material and then send whatever material the publisher asks for (whole manuscript, sample material, or query letter). You may find the publishers by doing a Google search for "Christian devotional publisher" and any variations of that. You may also have your own favorite Christian publishers. Simply find their Web sites and check for the submission guidelines.

I hope this is helpful.

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