Monday, August 18, 2008


Posted by Andy Naselli

Russell Moore "On Writing and Publishing":
This past week at our [SBTS] Faculty Workshop we had the privilege to hear from representatives from three well-known, well-respected evangelical publishing houses: Justin Taylor of Crossway Books, Dr. Ray Clendenen of B&H Academic, and Southern Seminary alum Jennifer Lyell of Moody Publishers. We are grateful that each of them took the time to join us.

During the panel discussion, Justin mentioned a few Web sites that may aid in writing and publishing, and Dr. Clendenen referenced a sample book proposal on the B&H Web site. Justin was kind enough to send along links to the sites he referenced, which are below.

From Justin:

I thought it might be helpful to send some links to some of the things I mentioned today. Here’s the book that we frequently recommend:

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction–and Get It Published by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato.

A classic on the craft of writing, of course, is:

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William K. Zinsser.

(Scot) McKnight’s essay, which I referenced, is: "The Professor as Scholar: Exiled to Eden." Pages 22-28 are on the scholar and writing.

I’ve also found the following brief blog posts by McKnight to be helpful:

Andreas Kostenberger also has a good introductory blog post that may serve as a helpful reminder: "The 7 W’s of Writing."