As writers, we create drama, set the scene and allow it to play out to bring our characters through the circumstances that threaten their happily-ever-after ending. It’s what we do when we create stories that grip our readers and take them on a journey through our prose. We study our craft to perfect our work, giving our readers an enjoyable read. In studying dramatic stories in the scriptures, I see that our God has a penchant for drama too. If you delve into the miraculous
As 2017 winds down and we approach 2018, we make resolutions, set goal and decide to make changes in our lives. But, many times those adjustments are short lived and we repeat our actions of the past and miss the mark—again. Being Christian Fiction Writers, we must evaluate our progress and take seriously the monumental task of getting our spiritual message into our manuscripts. Maybe we should look at the things that have hindered us this year before we set new resolutions.
We, authors, polish our prose as our word counts rise in order to share our stories with the masses. It’s tedious work we’ve dared to under-take. I’ve been working on a contemporary romantic suspense series for some time now. Observing trends in the industry, I see authors adding a Christmas novella as a prequel to their novels. As the count-down to Christmas continues, it would be advantageous to slow down and savor the season. In doing this, we have a perfect opportunity to