Get your ink flowing again! As the Ink Flows is a devotional to inspire Christian writers and speakers. Firstly, each devotion includes a prayer, a reflection, and a writing prompt calling your pen to action. Secondly, the book is divided into themed sections for your convenience. This means you’ll be inspired to write. In addition, this devotional has been used for writer’s groups and in writing programs.
ABOUT THE BOOK
As the Ink Flows is a devotional by writers for writers, integrating the craft of working with words with the faith of people of the Word to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. This collection of 90 devotions features a focus Scripture, a brief meditation on the text and the writing experience, and a prompt for personal reflection and creative response. Written by five members of a Christian writers group,As the Ink Flows offers inspiration and encouragement for writers and speakers who want to connect their convictions and their craft for the glory of God and the equipping of Gods people.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
“This book has reminded me that every day is both a gift and an opportunity to grow in intimacy with God. This book has also encouraged me to remember that the joys and struggles I experience as a writer are the very means of grace toward that deepening intimacy. As the Ink Flows can easily be appreciated as a practical guide to incarnational living for those who have been created by God to write.” —Tracey-Ann Van Brenk, M.Div., CSD Certified Spiritual Director, Guidepost Ministries
“Christians who suspect that writing could be something they are called to do will find As the Ink Flows to be an answer to prayer. By making direct connections between the Bible and various practical aspects of writing, this book will inspire and challenge its readers in the best of ways.”—Bill Fledderus, Senior Editor, Faith Today and adjunct English instructor, Redeemer University College.
“Consistently inspiring, occasionally convicting, and refreshingly practical! It is my joy to recommend As the Ink Flows to writers who are passionate to see their written words reflect the immeasurably powerful and absolutely personal Living Word.”—Andy Frecka, author of Winter Road
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
GLENDA DEKKEMA has written the chaplaincy column for Senior Care Canada magazine and her articles on health, the environment, and family life have been published in Canada and Europe.
MELONY TEAGUE, a freelance writer who contributes columns and articles for local media, also handles communications and public relations for two missions organizations in Canada and her debut novel, A Promise to Keep came out in Jan 2020.
CAROL FORD facilitates a Christian writers’ group and owns a consulting business. Certified in MBTI and Life Skills Coaching, Carol delivers workshops and speaks at various events.
CLAUDIA LOOPSTRA is a published author of short stories and articles and a frequent workshop facilitator. She has recently completed her memoir Redemptive Love: Living with an Alcoholic Father. She has served on the National Executive Council of Women Alive.
MARGUERITE CUMMINGS is a talented poet, an award-winning writer, and a former designer of reader guides and editor of discussion guides for Hot Apple Cider books.
WHAT BLOGGERS ARE SAYING
I am so excited to have Melony Teague visiting with us today! Melony is also graciously giving away an eBook of As the Ink Flows READ MORE
As the Ink Flows isn’t just for writers – though that’s certainly its audience. All I write is this blog (lol) and I have been blessed by these devotions all the same.
The five co-authors have written a total of ninety devotions that span six different sections, covering spiritual insights into the writing craft itself as well as into the writer. And above all, each reading, prayer, and exercise points back to THE Author, the One who started our faith and the One who will carry it to completion. A Bible verse begins each devotional, followed by a brief text written by one of the co-authors. Prayer closes each entry, as does a “Let the Ink Flow” section which continues prompts for writing development and personal reflection.
I have been using this off and on for READ MORE
- cherylbbookblog -Spotlight on a Writer’s Life, November, 2016
- ReadingIsMySuperPower – As the Ink Flows Author Interview and Giveaway – Melony Teague, November 25, 2016
- ReadingIsMySuperPower – Top Ten Tuesday: Book Ideas for Every Reader on Your Gift List, November 26, 2016
- The Writer’s Alley – Where Friends and Stories Meet, December 9, 2016
- Sarah Ruut, FICTION, FAITH and FUN – Your Life Story, Encouragement from Author Melony Teague, December 9,2016
- ReadingIsMySuperPower – My Fave Reads of 2016 – NonFiction, December 31st, 2016
- Bibliophile Reviews – Author Spotlight – Melony Teague, Jan 10, 2017
- The Book Fun Magazine – Meet the Writers of As The Ink Flows, A Devotional for Writers by Marcia Lee Laycock – Jan 14, 2017
- ReadingIsMySuperPower – November/December, 2016 – 5 day author spotlight: Author Interviews with Melony Teague, Carol Ford, Claudia Loopstra, Glenda Dekkema and Marguerite Cummings.
Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.
“A delightful romance sure to please anyone looking for a story about second chances, grace, and hope. This one has all the right ingredients!”
—Catherine West, award-winning author of Where Hope Begins