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Craft the Next Great Christian Story.

We help Christian writers enthrall readers with honest storytelling that depicts both beauty & brokenness.

Take our quiz to discover where you need to grow to be able to delight and impact readers.

Do Your Stories Captivate Readers?

With each word you type, you have the opportunity to impact the world for Christ.

Unfortunately, writing clichéd or heavy-handed novels is so easy that you may not even realize you’re failing to move readers.

What if you could find a more effective approach to crafting stories as a Christian?

The Story Embers Principles

Writing Is a Craft

Five-star stories don’t happen overnight. You don’t need get-rich-quick schemes shoved in your face. You need training and support that sets you up for the long haul.

Storytelling Must Be Genuine

Novels should be about more than a faith-based message. Storytellers honor God by imitating the way He tells stories, not by bland sermonizing.

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Quality Matters

You don’t need beginner’s advice you’ve read on a dozen other blogs. In everything we do, we seek to provide a unique perspective on melding robust faith with great craft.

Our Process for Helping Storytellers

Step #1: Diagnose Your Biggest Weakness & Get Resources to Overcome It

When you don’t know where to focus your energy, improving your storytelling can be difficult. That’s why we created the Writing Weakness Quiz. It identifies which area of writing you struggle with the most and then matches you with resources designed to help you strengthen that skill.

Meet Your Guides

We’re a group of outside-the-box thinkers who want to help you ask tough questions through stories that are rich with meaning.

Brianna Storm Hilvety

Brianna Storm Hilvety

Content Director

Professional Editor
Lifetime Member of Hope*Entrepreneurs

Josiah DeGraaf

Josiah DeGraaf

Marketing Director

Author of Visions of Grandeur
Director of The Young Writer’s Workshop

Mariposa Aristeo

Mariposa Aristeo

Public Relations Director

Upcoming Debut with Enclave Publishing ACFW First Impressions Finalist

Daeus Lamb

Daeus Lamb

Summit Host

Author of God of Manna
Founder of Excelsior Writing School

Step #2: Join Our Commitment to Excellent Storytelling

Shortly after founding the site, we published the Christian Storytellers Manifesto in order to…

  • Declare our resolve to aim for excellence instead of being content with subpar literature.
  • Offer a different perspective on the standard we should use to judge our proficiency as storytellers.
  • Unite like-minded writers to support each other and elevate the quality of Christian fiction.

Join the movement by reading our 15 resolutions and signing the Christian Storytellers Manifesto today.

Step #3: Grow Through the Blog

Every second Monday of the month, we publish an article that discusses the intersection of faith & fiction, how to cultivate effective writing habits, or other advice that helps Christian storytellers like you hone your creative gifts. Below are a few of our recent posts.

3 Strategies to Build Sentence Fluency

3 Strategies to Build Sentence Fluency

A few summers ago, I attended a Christian writing retreat. The event gifted attendees a mug with Psalm 48:14 printed on it: “For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end” (NIV).   Someone asked the host why he selected this...

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3 Strategies to Build Sentence Fluency

3 Strategies to Build Sentence Fluency

A few summers ago, I attended a Christian writing retreat. The event gifted attendees a mug with Psalm 48:14 printed on it: “For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end” (NIV).   Someone asked the host why he selected this...

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Step #4: Get Intensive Training Through Our Annual Summits

Every year we host a virtual writing conference where we take a deep dive into the connections between faith and craft. Join our next summit to heighten your skills, or peruse the recordings of our first four summits below.

The 2023 Riveting Revisions Summit

Are you just editing your story?

Or are you elevating it?

The 2022 Resonant Themes Summit

Stories have shaped who you are.

Can your novel do the same for readers?

The 2021 Engaging Plots Summit

Unlock your God-given imagination.

The 2020 Authentic Characters Summit

God doesn’t create flat stereotypes.

Neither should you.

Don’t Settle for Second-Rate Storytelling

We’re not here to tell you that great storytelling is effortless or that one weird trick will solve all your problems (it won’t).

Instead, we’re here to equip you with training and support so you can write stories that make a difference.

Are you ready to take the first step?

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