Writing for you
Thanks for your curiosity about my writing. I love writing for various publications, and welcome your queries for guest blogging and articles.
Please familiarize yourself with Sayable, check out the archives and utilize the tags. If there’s a published post you’re interested in using for your blog or publication, please email me and we can talk!
If you’re wondering if I can write something especially for your blog or publication, please email me about that as well—I’d love to hear your thoughts and see if I can make it work.
Editing/Reading for you
I get a lot of requests to read and/or edit blogs and pieces. Let me tell you a little secret about most writers:
We’re terrible editors. Yup! We’re darn good at putting words out there, but we’re not so great at pulling them back. E.B. White (of Elements of Style, and yes, Charlotte’s Web) famously said “Omit needless words” and I’ll tell you the only secret of good editing I know: obey him. Self-edit your work by combing through for unnecessary words, you’d be surprised at how tight this will make your final piece.
That said, if you send me a piece, I’ll read it. I promise I’ll read it. I might not be able to get back to you with my thoughts, but I promise I’ll read it!
“Lore Ferguson is a writer I’ve watched and read for years, a writer with this fresh,
singular voice that is as muscular as it is exquisite. A rare, authentic wonder in the
Ann Voskamp, author of New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts and blogger
at A Holy Experience
“Lore Ferguson stares straight into the truth of things and writes what she sees, with her
heart ever searching for the redemption that comes after brokenness, the dawn that breaks
after the tormented night. By not flinching from the heartbreak of a broken world, she is
able to give readers a truly hopeful picture of beauty springing from ashes.”
Tony Woodlief, author of Somewhere More Holy, columnist for Wall Street Journal,
New York Times, World Magazine, writer for Image Journal, and blogger at Sand in the
“Lore Ferguson has the rare ability to probe deep, raw emotion with clarity and wisdom.
Her writing exposes our deepest longings, fears, and hopes with the tender delicacy of a
loving pastor and the healing touch of someone who knows her Redeemer lives. There
are precious few writers today who match the quality of Lore’s writing, and that’s why her
blog is a must-read each week.”
Ed Cyzewski, author of Coffeehouse Theology and co-author of Hazardous: Committing
to the Cost of Following Jesus
“Lore Ferguson sees more than meets the eye. An intelligent, insightful storyteller,
Ferguson invites the reader to look and think beyond surface level to discover a deeper
experience with God in our everyday lives—and she does it with an engaging, even
stunning, mix of humor and honesty. She’s the one to watch and read.”
Ann Kroeker, author of Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families and
content editor for TheHighCalling.org
“Lore is literate and aware, as ready to quote poets as to slice vegetables. She records
her experiences of kingdom living with enough detail to connect, while protecting
companions from unwarranted scrutiny. Her memoirs are candid, raising questions and
facing issues with winsome prose and gentle wisdom, drawing readers to consider what
Dan Schmidt, author of Unexpected Wisdom and Playa Perdida
“I’m older than Lore by about a decade, but I respect her wisdom, the way she says what
I’ve heard countless times in ways that I can appreciate again, and her straight-talking.
No minced words, no hiding. She delivers an honest life with dignity and grace, sans
preaching. What I gain, I gain through reflection. How many times I’ve benefited from
her hospitable prose and responded, “Wow. This is really good stuff.”
Lore’s work excites me. We need it. We need voices like hers that keep us honest. We need it
because it helps us move in our Christian faith, as Henri Nouwen writes, from illusion to
prayer; from “false certainties to true uncertainties” (Reaching Out). Isn’t that what good
Sam Van Eman, Content Editor at TheHighCalling.org and author of On Earth as It is in
Advertising: Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope.