Jesus told some religious leaders, “You are wrong because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God," (Matthew 22:29.) To keep ourselves from error, we need to read the Bible cover to cover in a variety of translations and pray for God to guide and empower us in Jesus' Name.
These resources also help:
Reviews of new editions and translations help you find the Bible you'll want to read!
Bible Prayers blog brings prayers by Bible people.
the Book of Bible Prayers paraphrases the actual prayers in the Bible into contemporary language.
the Book of KJV Prayers is also a prayer book but with King James Versions only.
Knowing what you like and why will help you improve your poems, devotionals, sermons, and writings in all genres. Getting to know your audience is important too, but most important is loving God, loving people, and using your God-given talents.
With professional feedback and practice, your writing skills can also help to improve other types of communication. These user-friendly e-books can be a blessing!
How do you lift your work into the next level of professionalism? With help! The best feedback comes from a published poet, writer, or editor, who's drawn to teaching.
When a professional reads your manuscript (usually several times) then offers helpful suggestions, it takes time from their work to respond to yours, so to pay expect a reasonable fee. Be assured, though, that your project will be treated with kindness and honesty.
Mary Harwell Sayler has been a freelance and assignment writer for traditional and indie publishers for many years. In addition to acquiring extensive publishing credits in all genres, she's received an annual ALA Award for Nonfiction and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. Mary also helps other poets and writers through her poetry blog, website resources, and critiques.