What’s your story?
Many believe that their story is average and not to be shared. Each of us were made unique and in His image, so how can we be average? In His eyes, we are to be cherished and have a purpose to share our stories. In sharing our stories, we are connecting in His community, His family of believers that is not junk in His eyes. How many of you have learned from hearing someone else’s story? Well, that is the reason you should not hold your story back. How do you know who can learn from your story? You don’t! God does. Write your story! Let him send your story throughout the world to touch those He wants to touch.
“Whatever God’s dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates.”
Stella Terrill Mann
“It is within my power either to serve God or not to serve Him. Serving Him, I add to my own good and the good of the whole world. Not serving Him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was in my power to create.”
I can hear you now. But, I don’t know how to start or what to write. There are many books out there on the craft of writing. Colleges and professional writing organizations host seminars, conventions, and classes. Some of them are even free. A good organization to pursue if you are planning to write Christian fiction is American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). The can be found here: http://www.acfw.com. They have different genre pages on Facebook now so you can connect with other people who are writing the same genre as you. They also have an online critique group and online courses, as well as an annual convention. Check them out! You will be happy you did.
Currently, I am working on two novels at the same time. It didn’t start out that way, but such is life. The first one is set in 1890 Liverpool, England about a girl who discovers on her birthday that her parents are not her parents. The second is a sequel to the first and is set in 1910 Savannah, Georgia. As a teen, I read many historical fiction novels set in England and the hospital South. Maybe this is the reason I am writing in those settings today. Come and join me in my journey as I adventure to get these characters out of my head and on paper. Other characters of other stories are starting to get mad that they are not being heard. They forget that I am only one person and can only write so many stories at a time.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
Henry David Thoreau
P.S. Feel free to connect with me below. I enjoy connecting with other Christian fiction writers as we journey towards completing our novels.