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Greetings! 26-year-old, Asian American, currently living in San Francisco doing a part-time tech job and part-time work at a small community church, but really inspired/motivated/desiring to write. I need some friends in the writing community specifically who can help keep me accountable to my goals...

 

Recently I started a blog because I've been exploring Asian American identity and how it intersects with Christianity (andrewleewrites.com/blog), but I feel torn because it's distracting me from this 5-year+ work where I'm trying to write a novel loosely based on my parents' immigration + faith stories 😩  not sure where I want to put my focus and effort... I do want my writing to encourage others and to testify to God. Anyone out there who is particularly good at peer-pressuring others to write more, or have experience with the Christian novel and could help examine my structure?

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Welcome, it's nice to meet you. 

 

That sounds very interesting... both of them! I can see why you are struggling to focus. I hope you'll stick around and get to know everyone, maybe place some work in the critique section. People seem to start bugging you more when they get to know you and your write a little bit. :)

 

And I mean bugging in a good way. They check up on you and want to offer help. 

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HI Andrew,

 

Great ideas, both of them.  Pray and seek God.  He will give you direction over time.  Sometimes we do not understand the direction our writing is going in all at once.  We have to wait, but continue writing on what you can when you do have a chance.  Welcome to the community!

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Welcome to our writing family, Andrew. Glad you joined us. Yes, lots of prayer for God's guidance. You'll find plenty of help, support, and encouragement around here, so roam around and make yourself at home. Blessings on your writing! :D

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Hey there!

 

Hope to see you around the forums!

Try posting some of your work in the critique forum. Most everyone there is happy to help.

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Wow, I'm so encouraged by this welcome!! to be honest, I've never participated in a forum before or anything like an online community, I appreciate you all and hope I get opportunities to engage and get to know some of you 🙏  hmmm yes I may post some of my work sometime. Where's the next good place / thread / forum I can go to in order to be more plugged in / involved? I saw some different "open clubs" and threads of encouragement (devos) and such. Hi everyone!

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I’m in Minnesota. In high school, I lived in San Jose so I’ve been to SF a few times. Welcome to the group! It’s a great place to receive encouragement and advice. 

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30 minutes ago, Andrew L said:

Where's the next good place / thread / forum I can go to in order to be more plugged in / involved? I saw some different "open clubs" and threads of encouragement (devos) and such.

 

You may post your work in the Reading Room, however, you won't receive a critique but you will receive comments. When you have reached 10 comments and the system has caught up, you may post your work in the critique forum. Be sure to read the instructions first. You can comment in most forums (less than 10 comments holds you back). Just roam around and comment on what interests you.

 

I'm in Kentucky. Where the Derby got cancelled. The second time ever. :(

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2 hours ago, Andrew L said:

to be honest, I've never participated in a forum before or anything like an online community

Don't worry, this was the first forum/online community I ever joined and no one bites :)

 

And I'm in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. 

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Hi Andrew, welcome to Christianwriters! It is great to meet you, and have you here!

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thanks jonjovi, SpecFictionGuy, everyone else! wow, quite the spread geographically with Claire's location thrown in :) I'll do my best to keep participating!

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