The world needs better Christian stories.
Why write preachy fiction when you could instead learn how to craft powerful stories for Christ? We’re talking about stories like The Chronicles of Narnia, Crime & Punishment, Pride & Prejudice, and Cry, the Beloved Country. 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 in our forum.
Excelling as a writer requires consistent guidance. We train writers via articles, live discussions with published authors, and a biweekly podcast.
Every journey is taken one step at a time. Our resource library features growth plans and story worksheets to help you apply your knowledge and move forward with confidence.
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 gauge whether you may be a beginner, novice, intermediate, advanced, expert, or master writer.
Accelerate Your Writing Growth
Once you’ve taken the Writing Craft Quiz, you need to figure out how to level up. We’ll point you to resources specifically chosen for the rank you received in the quiz. These will help you move forward so you can get closer to becoming a successful, published author.
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).
We want to help you stir that ember into a blaze and impact the world for Christ. To achieve that goal, we developed a series of resolutions that describes masterful Christian storytelling and gives writers a lofty standard to strive for.
Read the Christian Storytellers Manifesto and join the movement today!
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.
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.
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.
Story Embers Editor-in-Chief
Fiction Content Manager at The Young Writer
Founder of Ink Slinger Academy
Brianna Storm Hilvety
Story Embers Managing Editor
Certified by the Christian Editor Connection
Gold Member of The Christian PEN
Story Embers Community Manager
Author of God of Manna
Founder of Excelsior Writing School
What Are You Waiting For?
Take the Writing Craft Quiz to discover your rank. Then we’ll send you resources tailored to your needs and help you join a writing community so you can achieve your goals.