Deep POV: Confessions of a Christian Writer

The ramblings of an emergent-realistic-edgy-working-for-God-and-the-pay-isn’t-that-great-sometimes-confused-christian-fiction writer (uh, that would be me).

Friday, May 27, 2005

To be a Real "Christian Writer"

M y W r i t e r s G r o u p: Putting out the sun:
"Now I don't pretend to know, but I think too many Christian writers have written about God, thinking that this is what he's asking us to do when He calls us to write. But it's just a moot point. If you're a Christian and you wrote it, it's about Him. So stop shouting. It's not helping. Let your characters learn and live on the page and forget about what you think you have to do. I mean, who do we think we are? We think we can save anyone? It's the Holy Spirit who convicts of sin, who leads in salvation. It's Jesus who forgives and redeems. And it's God Himself who draws people and fills us with the love they need to see."
Whew! Mick is smokin'--read the whole article, please. He says so eloquently what I've been trying to say all along!