Why Do You Write Fiction?

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Why do you write fiction? What are your goals?

However inspiring or pragmatic your ambitions, when you suffer loss or are stricken yourself, your perspective will shift in a revelatory moment. In our novels, point of view is crucial. Why do we often overlook it in life?

Consider what matters most.

‘Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth’ Colossians 3:2. Perspective. ‘And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him,’ Colossians 3:17.

If our perspective is clear, perhaps so too will our writing be clear. How much time are you spending with your family, enjoying life and giving thanks to God?

It is likely your words will outlive you and yours; perhaps we ought to spend a bit more time with those we write for. I know I will. Hopefully you take this as it is meant to be taken, with grace, for it is written for you.

Don’t get lost in your writings—make them serve. (See also the uplifting passage in Hebrews 4:12-13)