June 12, 2017 Brian Allain

“A Discussion on Spiritual Writing” with Father James Martin

This extended interview with Father James Martin includes topics such as:

  • How he approaches writing
  • How he selects book themes
  • How to think of your audience
  • His writing schedule
  • Using social media
  • His view of the publishing landscape
  • Working with editors and agents
  • His author role models
  • and more

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The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America, the national Catholic magazine. His most recent books are Seven Last Words, The Abbey, and Jesus: A Pilgrimage which is a New York Times best-seller. 

Among his other books, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life, a New York Times bestseller, was awarded a 2010 Christopher Award, and was also a number one bestseller in Catholic books. His memoir My Life with the Saints, which received a 2007 Christopher Award, was named one of the Best Books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, and also received a First Place award from the Catholic Press Association. His book A Jesuit Off-Broadway: Center Stage with Jesus, Judas and Life’s Big Questions, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2007 and was awarded a First Place award from the Catholic Press Association.