HeyWhen I started school a few years back things were so different for me. At the time I wanted to be a writer and I have taken classes toward that end. I was even offered a job not to long ago to do movie reviews(I turned it down) As I progress in my classes some of the topic that I am required to write about have really started bothering me and I am wondering if I should just walk away from the whole thing? The closer I walk with Jesus the more I begin to question the different career paths that are out there and if it really is possible to remain strong in my faith and do some of these things? in Himellie
There is a market out there for Christianfiction and romance; but I am not sure howyou would enter into it.I have been a writer for fifteen years;most of what I write is devotional andinspirational. It has become more than ahobby; but not an occupation that supportsme yet!!
_________________Martin G. Smith
There is a market out there for Christian fiction and romance;
Ellie, it just might be that your life will take a turn in the not too distant future! and writing will become secondary...? :-)On the other hand, ever consider writing for children? Actually, I love children's lit. They don't have the tension that adult fiction does, and are more educational - at least the children's lit I have read. Got any interest in it? You are right about romance damaging young females perception of male/female relationships. If your interest in writing is waning it just may be God has something else in store for you...Blessings,ginnyrose
Thanks for the suggestion ginnyrose. Writing for children would be awesome. in HimEllieedited after praying about this more.
wind_blows,You have a talent for working in a creative field...and that's a double edge sword isn't it! Christian artists, writers, and musicians create messages and as a result they want to make sure the message they work on is honoring to God's word. For many people, an occupation is chosen for practical purposes. (generalization) But creative people can't just detach themselves emotionally from their creative work. A writer will be a writer their whole lives. They cannot just walk away from it, even if they must earn money in some unrelated line of work.So a creative life is both a blessing and a burden.I sympathize with your burden to do something meaningful and honoring to the Lord. God bless you! I take comfort bringing to mind the passage from Psalm 37, "Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass".MC