Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

From writing verses to blogging at Warner Press August 6, 2018

The blog home page, with one of my posts on the left.

 

FOR MANY YEARS NOW, I’ve written greeting card verses for Warner Press, an Indiana-based Christian publisher. I’m not on staff but am among freelancers submitting work for consideration. Lest you think penning verses is easy, it’s not. Originality counts. Quick, try to think of a (Christian) message that hasn’t been written before when wishing someone a happy birthday.

That all aside, I blogged earlier this year about writing greeting card verses and emailed a link to my editor at Warner Press. She asked to share the post, which eventually landed on the not-for-profit’s blog. I looked at the blog and noted a need for fresh content. Then I pitched my blogging skills, soon landing a spot among a team of bloggers.

 

Another post I penned.

 

Now, months into this freelance work, all is going well. Sometimes I generate ideas. Sometimes I get assignments. My experience as a book reviewer has aided me in writing product features for new releases. But mostly, my life experiences have woven into the blogging I do for Warner. I share my stories, adding a personal depth and warmth that connects to readers. My writing comes from a faith-based perspective. Truly this is an ideal fit for me, my writing skills and my values.

 

Both are my posts.

 

Please check out the posts I’ve written—from book features to posts about tech-free summer activities for kids to Father’s Day and more—by clicking here. There’s lots of great and informative content from other writers, too. Also check out the church supplies, kids’ books, ministry resources, boxed greeting cards and more by clicking here. I’m blessed and grateful to freelance for a company like Warner Press.

© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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20 Responses to “From writing verses to blogging at Warner Press”

  1. valeriebollinger Says:

    This is a fun fact to learn about you…I read the two posts you suggested on Warner Press’s site. Very interesting and well done, as I expected! 😉

  2. becky spitzack Says:

    Congratulations!
    Praise God.

  3. Kiandra Judge Says:

    This is awesome! A great resource! Well done 🙂

  4. Almost Iowa Says:

    I didn’t know you were doing that! Wonderful!

    Great to hear about things like “tech free summer activities”.

  5. Marilyn Donnell Says:

    I’ve read all you mentioned above and then was searching for more. Another post came up (not one of yours) but another blessing to read. I’ve never thought to witness to the phone scammers. Think I’ll try it, too.

  6. Sue Ready Says:

    this does sound challenging keeping to a word count, trying to be creative and incorporating a Christian message. But I imagine you do quite well and lucky you to have this part time job.

  7. Ooh what a great opportunity? I will absolutely check out those links

  8. Jackie Says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your creative writing and ideas. I hope Warner press know how lucky they are to have you.

  9. Littlesundog Says:

    I never thought about free lance work like this. You intrigue me, Audry… such a creative spirit you are!

  10. God has adorned you with an abundance of gifts.
    Thank you for sharing them w/ us, my dear Audrey! xx


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