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What is this “in-between place?” It’s that place where we feel stuck in the middle between belief in God and not trusting him.
This is another in my periodic series on proverbs for writers. The inspiration comes from the book of Proverbs and how a particular verse strikes me. I don’t go looking for them. And I’m not looking to preach. I’m seeking to share a word from God that applies to me …
We form writing partnerships to help each other. The relationship is not a competition to prove who’s the better writer. It’s a team of writers helping each other grow.
EMPATHY is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It’s also called the ability to put oneself in another person’s shoes. Why is this important in a writing partnership? As we know, the act of writing is an activity we do alone. I may be at one …
In his memorable novel, The Weeping Chamber, Sigmund Brouwer takes one of the minor characters of the Bible and builds a story that captures the essence of Christ and vividly portrays the last days of the Savior’s life.
Our partner must be someone we can trust on several levels.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23 NLT.
Have your hero make a choice with the greatest story potential. Forcing her to choose between values she holds dear is an exceptional and meaningful way to add tension and conflict to the story.
Today I want to discuss how to add more depth and suspense to our stories. It doesn’t matter what genre you write; this title question applies to all of them.