Thursday, March 19, 2009

Webster Gives Insight Into Publishing

Gerard D. Webster’s new book In-Sight came out in December. In-Sight is about fall, forgiveness, and redemption.  It is for anyone who believes that a Higher Power has a hand in destiny.

Photo_031909_016 Jerry Webster cropped

On March 19, 2009, First Coast Christian Writer's member, Jerry Webster, shared his experiences in writing a novel with the First Coast Christian Writer’s Group. 

He began by telling the group, “Experience is what you get right after you needed it.”  He went on to explain that we all bring our experiences to our writing.  He said that writing a novel is like going through pregnancy:

  • Conception:  First you have the seed of an idea.
  • Growth Stage:  You start in an outline form and put words to it.  The characters begin to take over the story.
  • Giving Birth:  Finally the time comes when you share your writing with others.
  • Radical Surgery:  Re-write based on the input of others.
  • Owning Your Baby: Your book is finished.

Then the real work begins.  You look for an agent and a publisher. 


Publishing the book is not the end of the story.  You have to market the book to the world.

Jerry’s book can be found at or on

By Cheryle Touchton, FCCW Member

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