What is your favorite Scripture? Do you also have a favorite Scripture that encourages you in your writing?
Thanks for having me on your blog, Rose. One of my favorite Scriptures is on my Facebook header, Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
The Scripture for my writing is I Corinthians 10:31b, "...whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." This keeps me improving my craft and striving for excellence.
I often wonder if I would write if I had to do it the old-fashioned way without computers and spell-checks and email. Is there anything about technology that you don't like? Or anything about it that you feel enhances your writing?
I learned how to type on a manual typewriter. Need I say more?
While computers sometime frustrate me because of the constant technological changes, I would not trade the ease of use, access to the writing community, and research sources. I like my modern conveniences.
As a writer how have you had to grow and stretch out of your comfort zone?
I started off as a non-fiction writer. When I jumped into the fiction pool, the shock almost sent me running back to the old and familiar.
The Moses Conspiracy was written in 4 months, but it took a long time to polish my skills. I'd go to a conference workshop, learn a technique, and then run home to apply it to my book.
On the flip side, learning fiction skills made me a better non-fiction writer. I scored more acceptances after implementing them.
What advice would you give to a beginning writer that you wish someone had given you?
Don't be in a rush to approach editors and agents with your manuscript. I'm embarrassed to say I brought mine to a conference in first draft form.
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