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Christ in my Writing

I make every effort to include ‘Christian’ when trying to define the kind of writer I am. I know I could be content with just saying I’m a writer, but to me it makes all the more difference to be a little bit more specific. After all there are erotic writers, fantasy writers, comedy writers. I could fall into one or more of these categories, but with a strong Christian flavor.

A few years ago, I was doing a Playwriting course through a secular channel. So, naturally, the play I was supposed to write for that class was secular. For the first time ever, I even used some controversial language. I mean, I was doing a Playwriting course. I would fail if all my characters sounded like the decent, law abiding Christian that I am….so if a character was a sinner, I made him sin and cuss.

It just so happens that I was asked to display some of my stuff at a Church Convention. I never thought anyone would venture to look beyond the cover of anything on display. After all, this is a generation of non-readers right? Wrong! One of my elderly sister from my own local Church flipped beyond the cover of my first non-Christian play. She came over to me and asked what this particular word she was pointing at was. Of course it was one of those words I don’t use or more so, I should not use…but I wrote it. I was very embarrassed.

That moment in my history taught me a valuable lesson that I never forgot. To this day, I have never compromised anything I have written, and am proud to say that I am a Christian Writer, and I write for God. I have learnt the art of making a character who is a sinner, a sinner without compromising in language, explicit descriptions and behavior or gross mis-conduct. This self appointed title, however, comes with its own disadvantages. I try not to write, unless I am inspired to, which makes maintaining a blog a challenge in and of itself as I really have no words of my own. I am very doubtful I will make it to 365 posts, but I will try. This is really me trying.

Until then you can see my work here: http://www.christianplaywright.org

 

 

So It Has Begun….

My heart is a bit heavy since of late. I can’t be sure what to attribute this burdensome feeling to, but I have been contemplating a lot of things. For one, as a writer, I keep thinking how hard is it to sell a million copies of one book.

Well, apparently  its super difficult…so I did some research. The more I read, the more it became clear that Authors who find success has done it through blogging. Seriously! Isn’t blogging the same as listening involuntarily to someone talking without ceasing or even taking a breath? I would never subscribe to that!

Okay! So maybe I will.

I know people who have tried blogging, only to give up after a little while and zero interaction. I’m thinking, there are millions of blogs now so who cares what a little Jamaican Author who has met a small measure of international success has to say. Well, I guess we will find out.

Zero interaction or not, I am committing myself to writing one entry every day. Which means in one year, there will be 365 posts right here on my personal blog, whether anyone reads it or not.

Be warned though, that I write better than I talk so my writing is really going to be more interesting than what I have to say here. No pun intended!