Celebration of New Christian Fiction September 2005

Sep 15, 2005Write!

We writers are a communal bunch. Every month, several writers get together for a writers jamboree, pontificating about some aspect of writing. This month’s subject is the craft of writing. Scroll through the entries below to feed your writerly soul.

Marcia Laycock
“Why Write?”
Marcia explores the question “why write?” with a few favorite quotes from well-known writers.

Kathleen Popa
“A Book Recommendation”
Kathleen Popa recommends a book that offers practical advice for tapping into the mysterious process of passionate writing.

Paula Moldenhauer
“Crafting and Critique Groups”
Are Critique Groups really worth it? Do they help you learn the craft or just hammer you with criticism? Committing to a critique group takes a lot of time and effort, and a certain amount of personal courage. Paula Moldenhauer of Grace Reign shares why she thinks they are worth it.

Melanie Beroth Dobson
“Tearing Down My Walls” (name of article)
This post is about knocking down those formidable walls of fear that stifle one’s passion for writing.

Mary E DeMuth
RelevantBlog www.relevantblog.blogspot.com
“Where do you start when you want to be a writer?”
Many folks who want to start writing are at a loss as to where to begin. Mary provides the interior work needed before you embark on writing and improving the craft.

Linda Gillmore
“Wandering Through the Garden…”
When Mary issued this month’s challenge, she didn’t know she wasleading Linda Gilmore down the garden path — to understanding howtelling the truth relates to the craft of writing.

Deborah Gyapong
“Your Passion”
http://themastersartist.blogspot.com/2005/09/follow-your-passion-whatever-happened.html Deborah talks about passion versus selflessness and the lessons she learned along the way.

Dee Stewart
Christian Fiction Blog
“On Passion”
Dee writes about writing using the metaphor of pottery and art.

Violet Nesdoly
Promptings: http://vnesdoly.blogspot.com/
“Poetry Readings”
Because poetry readings are typically poorly attended and everlastingly optimistic, do they do anything more than suggest that poetry is irrelevant and poets are a deluded and pathetic lot?

Sandra Glahn
“What the Bible Teaches Me about Fiction: Part I”http://aspire2.blogspot.com/2005/09/what-bible-teaches-me-about-fiction.html
Moses, Luke, whoever wrote the Book of Ruth—these are the best storytellers in the world. The way they craft their narratives has taught me most of what I know about fiction. Included are some examples.