In the interest of fairness, I didn't read this book word-for-word. But I could have easily. A Novel Idea is a treasure trove for authors of any level. A whole slew of Christian writers got together and wrote a series of essays covering just about every aspect of writing Christian fiction. And when I say every aspect, I mean every aspect, from imagining all the way down to selling and promoting.
I was fortunate enough to buy this one a bit early at the ACFW Conference about a month ago. Writing conferences are still a great way to go to fellowship with other writers and sit at the feet of established authors. But if you can't make it to a conference, this is a pretty good substitute.