A couple of months ago, Robin Jones Gunn and I put our heads together while we went out for Five Guys Burgers–and a Five Guys Burger can inspire you to move mountains. 🙂 Robin really has a heart for Christian writers overseas, and she knows that they don’t have a wealth of conferences to attend like Christian writers in the States do. One organization, Media Associates International, helps foreign writers learn the craft, but they can always use donations. So–how can American novelists help?
We enlisted dozens of our writing friends, and we’re helping compile a handbook for writing Christian fiction–involving over 100 authors, I think, and covering every topic we could think of. The resulting book will be published by Tyndale House, and all royalties will go to help finance scholarships to MAI’s international writers’ conferences. I’ll let you know more when the book is ready to roll off the presses.
So–I’ve already contributed an article on my plot skeleton, and today I have to write an article on writing historical fiction. I’ve already asked my Facebook friends for points to cover, but I could use your help, too: why do you like historical fiction? As a reader, what makes historical fiction enjoyable or special from contemporary fiction?
Thanks for dropping by today. Ahh–by this time next week, I’ll be on VACATION!
Photo: My six-year-old only-bloomed-once orchid is blooming like crazy! Buds all over!