Saturday, October 2, 2010
Truth in Fiction
My fabulous editor at Abingdon Press writes an outstanding blog called 'The Roving Editor'. She shares with her readers valuable information about the Christian publishing industry. Her blog is a 'must read'. On Friday she wrote about Truth in fiction.
She wrote: Christian fiction contains more truth than the realities of life in our confusing world. Grasp that fact, write from the truth in your heart, and you will not need to include a conversion scene in your novel. His Holy Spirit will show the truth in your stories to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
I'm attaching this to my computer as a reminder of how I should write fiction, not from a world view but from a view of the Truth. Our characters are to face the harsh realities of life, and through faith find deliverance, freedom, redemption, and forgiveness.
Think about the book you are writing now. Are you writing from the truth in your heart? How do you 'show' through your characters Truth to your readers?
You can read 'The Roving Editor' by clicking on this link.
Posted by Rita Gerlach at 10:08 AM