by Misty Beller
All my life, I’ve been a true book lover. Give me a good novel, and you probably won’t see me again until it’s finished. I’ve also always enjoyed writing in school or for work, and tend to express myself best through my written correspondence.
But I never seriously thought about writing a novel, until I was putting together my bucket list a few years ago, and “Write a novel that’s published” was near the top!
I decided it’s now or never and made the commitment to do it. So, I had a general idea that I wanted it to be a Christian western romance. But where to start?
I finally decided I needed to find a good book to help me plan. I stumbled upon (a.k.a. God led me to) the best possible book to help me get started with a great plan: Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. For all you writers out there, I can’t recommend it highly enough! It not only helped me understand novel structure and how to create a powerful beginning, middle, and ending, but it also helped me kickstart my brainstorming!
God used that book to plant the seeds that grew into my first story, and I spent countless hours sitting with my laptop pouring out words onto the screen. Writing is in my blood. It’s my passion. A true gift from my Heavenly Father, and I pray daily that He uses the words for His purpose.
Misty Beller writes Christian historical romance. She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and two daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.
God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.