Let fiction be a means of coming to terms with the conflict you face on this earth—an attempt to understand your own longings for God and bring to light your rebellion against God’s Spirit dwelling in you. Continue reading Fiction is Not Something We Do, But Something We Are
This answer may surprise you, but it may also greatly encourage you. I agree whole-heartedly with this quote, and here are some reasons why I think it is true: Continue reading Thomas Mann on The Mark of a True Writer
Some people say that good literature is “real” or “realist.” These words are overused. The problem here was never so simply Realism vs. Romanticism, for there exist very real people live very romantic lives, but perhaps cleanliness vs. messiness. Continue reading Flannery O’Connor, Conflict, and Un-Sentimental Fiction
Last week I shared a quote from Scott Russell Sanders on writer’s block. I encouraged writer’s to get to work on their writing. I wanted to supplement that post today with some practical things you could do when you face writer’s block. Continue reading Writing is not just inspiration–it can be dull work.