Thursday, November 21, 2013

Why do you write Christian fiction?

I received a very interesting email this morning. It read: "Why do you write Christian fiction? Are you some kind of goody-goody?"


I smell a stigma!!

My reply went something like this:

I began writing Christian fiction by accident. I love love love adventure, especially wilderness and old west adventure. So this is where my characters usually wind up. Once you've been lost in the woods, alone, possibly with outlaws on your tail, God is sometimes your only option, and He's always there -- at least for my characters (and for me!)

I'm not perfect, neither are my characters. Actually, I'm probably about as far from perfect as you can get, at least it feels that way! For my characters, too. I try to put them in as real-life situations as I have been in, and I have had some adventures. So, it sort of came naturally when my writing turned from inspirational to Christian. Plus, writing for God is the least I can do and I am proud to do so.

I pride my books on having a kernel of truth my readers can relate to and take with them without being preachy or overbearing. A good book can change your outlook, or your life. Lonesome Dove did for me. Maybe mine can do that for someone someday ... maybe you!

The end.

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  1. Wow! Why would anyone write an email like that?? That is the kind of thing that makes me nervous to publish.I don't get why people don't just ignore the genres they don't like to read, and leave authors alone. :-)

    1. Thanks Teresa!! No, you go ahead and publish ... your readers will find you :-) Hugs!!!


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