Dawn Kinzer

Fortifying Fridays

Need a boost going into the weekend? Everyone needs to be fortified at some point along their writing journey. Fridays are set aside at Seriously Write to offer encouragement—through Dawn’s articles/devotions or guest authors sharing personal journeys to publication. 







Dawn Kinzer is an author and freelance editor. Her writing has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, the Backyard Friends magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional, and A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of His Love, and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home.

She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Northwest Christian Writers Association (NCWA),The Christian PEN (network for Christian editors and proofreaders), and the Christian Editor Connection (CEC).

 Blessed with two married daughters, a grown step-daughter, and three gorgeous grandchildren, she lives with her husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

Favorite things include dark chocolate, popcorn, strong coffee, cinnamon, the mountains, family time, and Masterpiece Theatre.






A would-be missionary longs to
 leave heartbreak behind.
A widowed pastor yearns
 for the way things were.
They shared a past, 
but can they share a future?


Available on Amazon in e-book and paperback.






An independent city girl aspiring
 to be a fashion designer
falls for a stubborn artist
 from the country.
One desires to be known, 
the other to work in secret.

Available on Amazon in e-book and paperback.

  


The One Year Life Verse Devotional contains stories of well-known authors and speakers, athletes and entertainers. They share how one verse has impacted their life and role in God's plan.

Dawn’s own life verse and story is included.









A Joyful Heart - Experiencing the Light of God's Love is a ninety-day devotional published by Guideposts.

Several of Dawn's devotions are included.











The written word is powerful. It can comfort, challenge, and inspire. It can make us laugh and bring us to tears. It can teach, take us on an adventure, and help us dream.

The written word is tangible. People can take it with them wherever they go. They can read your words when they need a chuckle, an escape, or a pick-me-up during a hard day.

But even skilled writers often need a little help in bringing out the best in their work. Once it’s in print and shared with the public, it’s too late to make changes.

As writers, we become attached to our stories and characters. It can be difficult to have our hard work evaluated. Although I promise to be honest, I also promise to treat you and your work with respect. My desire is to partner with you in achieving satisfying results and build an ongoing, professional relationship.

Endorsements:

"Dawn Kinzer is an outstanding editor and consultant. I can always depend on her for a fast turnaround time and good quality service as well. She follows all of the protocols for proper editing, and understands the voice of the authors and the needs of the publisher." 
~ Cheryl Haynes, Publisher, Future Word Publishing


“Dawn did an amazing job on my novella. She is incredibly professional, answering all my questions and returning emails in a timely manner. She conducted a substantive edit on my manuscript, providing excellent feedback, suggestions, and questions that produced a better manuscript. With a rapid turn-around time and affordable rates, I look forward to working with Dawn again.”
~ K. Victoria Chase, Author of Humalien Thirst


“Writing with Dawn is fun. She warmly removes the speed bumps of fear and uncertainty that can prevent many of us from putting pen to paper. Each time her edits and recommendations were returned to me, I found myself entirely excited to continue writing." ~ Rick Marske, Author of “Angel on Ice”