Jump to content

Welcome to Christian Writers!

We are a friendly community built around Christian writing, publishing, reading and fellowship. Register or sign in today to join in the fun!

Recommended Posts

Some words of wisdom by the great Ray Bradbury:

 

"Zest.  Gusto.  How rarely we hear those words used... think Shakespeare and Melville and you think of thunder, lightning, wind.  They all knew the joy in creating in large or small forms, on limited or restricted canvasses... they knew fun in their work."

 

Sometimes I think that as Christian writers we forget God's magnificent sense of beauty, and we only write of drab, dreary things.  We need to infuse out work with a little of God's loving touch, his magic, don't you agree?

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm writing in Epic Fantasy and LitRPG (both with explicitly Christian material in the books). Both those genres really lend themselves to letting your creative side go wild.

 

Though, right now I'm trying to finish a Coronavirus thriller-ish book that I thought was going to go really fast until real life raged through my schedule like Godzilla through downtown Tokyo.

 

Interestingly though, the extra time gave me perspective and helped me see how to improve what I was planning for the book. God helps sometimes. Sometimes, He just does it in weird ways.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, suspensewriter said:

Sometimes I think that as Christian writers we forget God's magnificent sense of beauty, and we only write of drab, dreary things.  We need to infuse out work with a little of God's loving touch, his magic, don't you agree?

    If you don't want to read some drab and dreary Christian writing, check out this article of mine titled "Invitation to Living Nativity:

     

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 5/4/2020 at 2:41 PM, suspensewriter said:

Sometimes I think that as Christian writers we forget God's magnificent sense of beauty, and we only write of drab, dreary things.  We need to infuse out work with a little of God's loving touch, his magic, don't you agree?

 

        I agree wholeheartedly. Like, Lynn, I write devotions. I have learned that I have to be aware of God's goodness to His children and of the beauty of His kingdom. I enjoy spring because of the process of God's world re-awakening. I enjoy summer because of the delicious produce that are available locally. I enjoy the colors of the fall season because they are usually so bright. I have to accept the winter season, although its beauty is different. 

 

          We have to take the time to get off someplace by ourselves and just watch our surrounding. We may want to sit in our cars and  "people watch." Then we let our imagination take over and see where God takes us.

 

Edited by quietspirit
added statement.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, quietspirit said:

We may want to sit in our cars and  "people watch."

 

That's a really good idea, @quietspirit!  I'll have to try it (when this COVID-19 thing is done).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.