Editing and the Discipline of the Lord

Christians and the Creative Writing Process, Part 5 “but [God] disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” – Hebrews 12:10b-11 (NASB) … Continue reading Editing and the Discipline of the Lord

Outlining, Writing, and the Author of Everything

Christians and the Creative Writing Process, Part 4  “All things came into being through Him [Christ], and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” – John 1:3 (NASB) “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He [Jesus] explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” … Continue reading Outlining, Writing, and the Author of Everything

World-Building and the Creator of the Universe

Christians and the Creative Writing Process, Part 2 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps … Continue reading World-Building and the Creator of the Universe

Themes and the Parables of Jesus

Christians and the Creative Writing Process, Part 1 “With many such parables He [Jesus] was speaking the word to them [the crowds], so far as they were able to hear it; and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.” – Mark 4:33-34 (NASB) … Continue reading Themes and the Parables of Jesus

On the One Year Adventure Novel Winter Workshop 2019

Last week, I returned from the One Year Adventure Novel Winter Workshop (OYAN WW). This week-long retreat-like workshop for adults who went through the OYAN curriculum usually serves as a time of refreshment for me, and my experience this year, my third time to attend, wasn’t much different. I left feeling encouraged, empowered, and inspired … Continue reading On the One Year Adventure Novel Winter Workshop 2019