Christian author Angela Elwell Hunt, who has just begun a blog called A Life in Pages, sent a terrific email to some other Christian novelists. I immediately asked her if I could quote her email in my blog, and she said yes, but she also realized this was the sort of thing she should be posting in her own blog. I see that she did so already in her post Saturday Musings, so I won’t repeat the entire piece here. But I do want to clip this much and make it a question and a challenge to any writers (aspiring and published) who read my blog:
But earthly time is too short to squander on stories that do not
illuminate or edify or instruct in some way. I know that the Spirit of
God can use anything, but I also know that he chooses to use us and we
are responsible to be witnesses to the truth.
How should I interpret that responsibility? If I knew I could only write ONE more book, what would I like it to say?
I encourage you to ponder and pray about that as you face those blank pages and the story you want to write. I know I plan to do so.
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