About Terri Buckingham:
I am passionate about hearing the voice of God and helping others to hear Him, too. Because hearing starts us on the road to Kingdom power, which is where we learn to walk as Jesus walked and do as Jesus did.
My books not only inform and instruct, but are themselves an example of God breaking through the veil to touch man on earth. Most of my books are written in the voice of God, and they are just that, His voice. If He can speak to Moses, Daniel, David, and Ezekiel, then He can speak to us. And He does.
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice.” We just need to learn how to hear. And that’s why I write. That’s my mission. I want to hear, and I want to teach others the secrets to hearing.
What inspires you to write?
Some days I will just wake up and know it's time to write. I don't determine in my mind to write a book. Rather, when it's time, God indicates that He's got something for me, and I get up and write it down.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Check out my Goodreads bookshelf. I put most of my favorites up there, the authors who have shaped me as a person. There are many.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process? I definitely write by the seat of my pants! If I put my oar in, trying to organize or even see where the book is going, it messes up the transmission. To really hear God you have to be 100% submitted to whatever He might say. Make sure it's Him, of course, not another spirit, but once you're sure, open up and let Him pour in. That's what I do to write. I listen and write what He says.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write! I wrote two books in my voice before I started hearing God to this extent. And I would just say, go for it!
After you've written something, read it out loud. Maybe it's just that I'm such a strong hearer, I need to be able to hear what I've written to see if it sounds right. Write, then read what you wrote. Read it over and over, out loud, from the beginning to keep in the flow and see if you've missed anything or said too much or repeated too many times.
The difference between good and bad writing is often very subtle use of language or perspective. Cadence matters. Alliteration. All those things you learned about in High School Comp . . . but you've got to get a feel for it. Do this, and keep doing it until you've said your piece.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I read The Well Fed Self Publisher and decided that was the route for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am very excited with the technology and advances in self publishing for digital, print and audiobooks. We are living in a time where a writer can express themselves and find their audience
What genres do you write?: Christian Living, Personal Growth
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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