Once upon a time, there were sitcoms: situational comedies. That was back before everything was offensive. You know, a few YEARS ago! Anyway, sitcoms could deal with awkward uncles.
Category Archives: As Christian Writers
Imagine you’re a college student in a religion class. The teacher assigns you to talk to people in the street and really try to “git out there” and “dig deep!” They bus you into a downtownish area of a city, drop you off, and there you are. Feeling like a grumpy child yet?
There are so many weird hangups in a writer’s life. Am I wrong? For instance, I keep stalling on my poetry project because I keep writing poetry. And, since I’m self-publishing, who’s to say when I should cut myself off?! Even weirder, my latest writing dilemma has to do with turtles.
I don’t remember what I was doing yesterday, but it occurred to me that our country—modern age? zeitgeist?—has an endorsing problem exacerbated by its weird relationship with “banning.”
Not everyone likes poetry and that is fine. At the same time, maybe we can admit that we often like to read rhyming scripts to our kiddos. We like how little lessons can seem a little more learnable. Now, poetry is not always for the sake of learning. Self-expression is the big genre these days, but that is far from refuting poetry as an educational tool. And, as a tool, it can plant a seed, hack a weed, or dig down deep. But, what does that have to do with apples?
Enjoyable. We want what we write to be enjoyable, so what, exactly, does that mean?
I’ve had two totally great ideas this weekend. I just hope I remember them!!! Because, while I did do a bunch of outdoorsy work on our first beautiful day in forever, I did NOT get the writing done I thought I would! But, please, (don’t steal this!) tell me: what do you think about poetry fighting heresies?
Still reflecting from yesterday, perhaps something is good if it is a gift from God used wisely. I tend to think that sin is a twisting of something good: man is not in essence sin, even though sin has twisted up his every aspect. Are you with me? So, those who are gifted as writers, whether they believe or not, do something good when they write and write well. God’s gift is producing fruit much as a physical tree.
Hello. I must be inconsistent. The other day I vented about reading hopeless books and largely blamed it on lack of belief. I want to be fair now: I read another dark secular book and LOVED it! What is it that makes a book so good?
Do you ever like to just chew on a perspective? If you’re in such a mood, then read this article by Rev. Wolfmueller. Then, apply it to advice writers are often given: “Show me, don’t tell me” or “Write from the heart.” Consider parallels and differences.
I hope to find time to do that myself. 😉