My schedule got a bit off-track for February, so the month’s Around the Web is coming out in…yes…March. But the posts are still as good.
“My fault lines have to rub up against Christ’s fault-less lines before the pressure is released and the tsunami of God’s love can flood the spaces that have resident fears and doubts.” ~ From a wonderful article of faith, fear, and a God who gives by Pearl Allard on Emily Conrad’s blog.
It’s that age-old question. Which came first the chicken or the egg? Or in a writer’s case…which is more important, character or plot? James Scott Bell gives his opinion in “Why Plot is Essential to Character” from the Kill Zone blog.
Don’t let that “fictional bubble” pop! “Tips to Keep Your Readers Reading” from Cindy Sproles on The Write Conversation. Not much that we don’t already know, but I enjoyed the reminder.
“When you truly know your audience, writing from your faith should be hard…” Dan Balow wrote a thought-provoking post for Christian writers on the Steve Laube Agency blog, “Markets Are Different Than You Think.” What was your first thought while reading this one? Mine was that readers want emotional depth in a story. That depth comes from the characters’ struggles and how they react to them in more than a surface or fairy tale manner, just as readers (as we all) struggle to understand and deal with personal issues and cultural questions.
Was there a particular blog post/article you read in February that spoke to you? Share it in the comments.
Sandra Ardoin engages readers with stories of love and faith. She’s the author of heartwarming and award-winning historical romance. Visit her at www.sandraardoin.com. Subscribe to receive her updates and specials: http://eepurl.com/Xjqwr. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and BookBub.