Randy Alcorn's Blog: writing

Why I Write Big, Small and Medium-sized Books

By Randy Alcorn | November 23, 2015
Why write different sized books on one subject? Because they’re designed to reach different audiences with varying interests and preferences. It’s my joy and privilege to write different books on different subjects for different people, meeting different needs.


By Randy Alcorn | September 11, 2015
I’m an insulin-dependent diabetic. Without a doubt, the greatest lesson I’ve learned through it is to depend not on myself, but God.

The Life-Long Process of Mastering Your Writing Skills

By Randy Alcorn | August 7, 2015
Anything that’s easy to read is usually hard to write. What’s easy to write is hard to read. I heard one author say, “Writing is like giving birth to barbed wire.” Writing is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration.

Backslashes vs. Forward Slashes

By Randy Alcorn | November 21, 2014
Elsewhere I’ve written about many myths and outdated grammar that people routinely think are correct, and they’re driven crazy by authors who are “wrong.” 

Martin Luther on being a theologian, writer and preacher

By Randy Alcorn | January 25, 2013
As a student of theology, writer, and occasional preacher, I loved reading Martin Luther talking about learning theology, and about the “little books” some of us write and the little sermons we preach. 

Writing the Courageous novel

By Randy Alcorn | September 14, 2011
The challenge is to be 100 percent true to the movie and yet still develop a compelling part of a larger storyline that’s not in the movie.

Why I Write Fiction, and Creativity in Writing

By Randy Alcorn | February 4, 2011
For a long time Christians were reticent to enter the field of fiction writing. Although fiction had been popular in the secular field for a long time, it was sparse in Christian publishing.