On Writing a Hymn

Not long ago, an author friend of mine asked me if I would write a guest post on her blog. My first guest post! Her series, Masterfully Crafted, focuses on how we are God’s craftsmanship, equipped to craft creations of our own. It’s great! Each week, there’s a devotional blog post and then a tutorial. Her name is Sarah Baughman, and her blog is Grafted Heart. I’m particularly excited about her next novel release, A Flame in the Dark. I can’t wait to read it!

When Sarah asked me to write my own tutorial, she asked if I would write about the craft of writing hymns. What a fun project! It’s the kind of blog post I wish I would have had at my disposal years ago. The bonus is that it’s always good to take some time to reflect on your writing process, so this was a great exercise for me too. It was also an opportunity for me to teach–something I rarely pass up.

Interested? I’d love for you to read it and tell me what you think!

Tutorial: The Craft of Hymnwriting