Hello my Writer Friends,
Are you going through a difficult time right now?
I’m guessing the answer for most of you, is probably yes!
Life is a battle, and the Lord is constantly teaching us through the trials of life, so our faith can be tested and come forth as gold. 🙂
One of the ways you can redeem your struggles, if you are a writer, is to use them in your stories.
So whatever trial you are facing today, stop and take the time to write about it. Just a few notes is fine. How it started, how it got worse, what/who made it get worse, how it seems impossible that it will ever end… and how you feel about all that.
Keep your notes handy, so when you need to take your characters through conflicting times, you have some experience and knowledge to hand!
The trial can be anything – financial, stress, bereavement or loss, health, family, work…
Whatever it is, use it to be a blessing to your readers. With the comfort you have received, you can comfort others. It is a truly wonderful thing, to be heard and understood. If you have been through something, you can be sure it’s not just you!
Right, must press on. We have a new training in a couple of weeks via Zoom – I hope you will join me. We are going to look at the subject of Compelling Settings. I have a few tips and tricks for you, that will help you make the very most of your setting to engage your readers.
I will give more details next week, so make sure you don’t miss the email. 🙂
In the meantime, happy writing and may the Lord strengthen you in your trials,