ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ROBIN BAYNE is the award-winning author of five novels and four novellas, and is a columnist for the "Spirit Led Writer" ezine and "The Examiner.com." Her essays, articles and devotionals have been published in the God's Way Book series, Cup of Comfort Devotionals, The Secret Place, Christian Communicator, Writer's Journal and many other publications. She has given workshops at regional and online romance writing conferences and the Writer's Digest World's Largest Writing Workshop. She lives in Maryland with her husband, and works a "day job" as a mortgage underwriter (at a very stable, small community bank!). Visit her at www.robinbayne.com.
WORDS TO WRITE BY
by Robin Bayne
Published by Treble Heart Books (MountainView Division)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Join a variety of well-known authors as they share the Scripture or quotations they find inspiring to their writing. The devotionals they've contributed reflect all aspects of the writing life: basic motivation, rejection, publishing and succeeding. Spend some time with the writers you love and discover what words they write by.
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1. What gave you the inspiration for this book?
I enjoy reading daily devotionals and I also enjoy reading advice for writers. So I decided to put them together and provide a book of devotionals for writers. When I started asking authors I know to participate, I was overwhelmed and grateful by their response. This book wouldn't have been possible without so many wonderful writers sharing their experiences.
2. How much of your own experiences influenced your selection in this book? How much came from outside sources?
My piece included in the book is actually fairly short, and inspired by one of my favorite Bible verses. Originally I wanted to use a piece I wrote that was based on Beth Moore's "Believing God" workshop, but decided against it due to the amount of time/permission that would be needed.
As I assembled the book, creating chapters and deciding on which pieces fit the best, I definitely relied on outside experience. This came in the form of books I've read over the years and comments/questions I've fielded from writers. And of course I was inspired by the Bible to put these devotionals together--so many of them feature Scripture as their inspiration.
3. Are there any humorous stories to be found tucked between the pages?
Although the devotionals aren't ha-ha laugh-out-loud funny, many of them have amusing elements that will make the reader smile.
4. What types of themes exist in Words to Write By that you hope the reader gleans from reading?
Patience, persistance, garnering motivation from Scripture and from other writers who are further along on the journey.
5. What was the most difficult part about assembling this compilation?
It was very hard to decline some of the submissions--all of them had some type of value, but might not have fit the rest of the project.
6. When is your next book coming out and what is the story?
I don't have anything scheduled at this point, but I am working on a new novel. I am also writing a column for the Baltimore Examiner.com--I am the "Book and Blog" examiner for the Baltimore area.
Thanks so much for this opportunity!
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Thank you, Robin, for being in the spotlight with us.
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