Craft the Next Great Christian Story.

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The world has enough cheesy Christian stories.

Why churn out the next one when you could instead learn how to write powerful stories for Christ? We’re talking about stories like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Count of Monte Cristo, Paradise Lost, and Pride & Prejudice. The stories people remember and read centuries after publication. With three simple items, we think you can write magnificent stories too.


A Dedicated Community

Great endeavors spring from small groups of dedicated individuals. That’s why Lewis & Tolkien formed the Inklings. That’s why we host the Guilds.

Regular Training

Excelling as a writer requires guidance. We train writers via articles, live discussions with published authors, exclusive story worksheets, and more.

An Action Plan

Every successful journey begins with a roadmap. That’s why we’ve created a detailed plan for learning the craft of storytelling.

It All Starts with a Quiz

Growing as a writer is hard if you don’t know your strengths and weaknesses. That’s why we created the Writing Craft Quiz. It allows you to assess yourself in 14 different areas to discover if you are a beginner, novice, intermediate, advanced, expert, or master writer.

How to Plan Your Growth

Once you’ve assessed your rank with the Writing Craft Quiz, you need to figure out how to level up. We pooled our experience as writing teachers, professional editors, and published authors to outline what writers of different ranks need to improve their skills. As soon as you take the quiz, we’ll email you the Writer’s Journey Plan and Writer’s Rank Advancement Guide, which will show you what you need to do next and what resources are available to get you closer to becoming a successful, published author.

Our Mission

Watch the video to learn more about who we are and our vision for Christian storytellers. We’ve been writing and teaching story craft for years and know how to help writers like you.

Content We Publish

In addition to regularly publishing articles on the craft of storytelling, we also showcase great storytellers in the realms of short stories and poetry.




Every Story Begins with a Flickering Ember

Whether you’re a best-selling novelist or a teenager writing your first book, all stories begin with a single premise (ember).

What a storyteller is able to do with that ember makes the difference.

We want to help you take that ember and stir it into a blaze to impact the world for Christ.

Meet Your Guides

We’re a group of writing teachers, professional editors, and self-published authors who can give you the tools you need to succeed.

Josiah DeGraaf

Josiah DeGraaf

Story Embers Editor-in-Chief

Fiction Content Manager at The Young Writer
Founder of Ink Slinger Academy

Brianna Storm Hilvety

Brianna Storm Hilvety

Story Embers Managing Editor

Contract Editor/Proofreader for Gilead Publishing
Silver Member of The Christian PEN

Daeus Lamb

Daeus Lamb

Story Embers Community Manager

Author of Edwin Brooks: Dire Recompense
Founder of Excelsior Writing School

What Are You Waiting For?

Take the Writing Craft Quiz to discover your rank. Then we’ll send you the resources you need and help you join a writing community so you can achieve your goals.

Learn What Readers Want

We compiled and analyzed how 300+ readers answered 18 questions about what they want to see in fiction. Get the free e-book and we'll also regularly send you resources to help you grow as a writer.

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