While too much input can distract from the work of writing. Now and then we need someone to guide, equip or encourage us. To make a way forward. Mentors can prove indispensable to the writer in serious pursuit of excellence.
A friend, after all, makes all the difference.
ONE. Write Brilliant online course offered by Christian authors Margaret Feinberg and Jonathan Merrrit. So encouraging and hands-on. https://writebrilliant.com
TWO. Stephanie S. Smith - http://www.slantletter.com
THREE. Joanna Penn - https://www.thecreativepenn.com
FOUR. Inscribe and Word Guild online and in person. For Christian Writers in Canada!
FIVE. Canadian Authors' Association. Fantastic opportunities. https://canadianauthors.org/national/ OR http://www.canauthorsalberta.ca/
SIX. Local Writer-in-Residence Programs. Send them a sample. Go for coffee. Be encouraged. I've met with three different writers over the years and each time my writing went forward.
SEVEN. Retreat spaces to get away for a weekend to write OR pray. Best to pick a focus I find.