Friday, July 1, 2016

Controversy/Inner Dialogue/Genocide/Legal/Freelance

1.  There's a lot of controversy in the Christian publishing community over how far writers can push the boundaries when it comes to profanity, sexual content, and violence. Bruce Brady, at The Write Conversation, tackles this subject head-on.

2.  Zoe M. McCarthy talks about writing inner dialogue that speaks to the reader. As always, her posts are mini-workshops.

3.  Christian Headlines reports that few Christian Syrians are obtaining refugee status despite the declaration that ISIS is committing genocide.

4.  Jennifer, at Pen and Prosper, points out 3 legal issues that can enhance your blogging.

5.  Jean Fischer always writes informative posts. Here she does a Q&A on 11 Questions You Shouldn't Ask A Freelance Writer.

Writers:  What's your opinion on pushing the boundaries in Christian Fiction?

Readers:  Do you read only Christian Fiction? How do you feel about authors wanting to add more realism to their stories?

Photo Credit:  Simon Gurney


Jean Fischer said...

Thank you for linking to my blog, Susan.

To answer your question: I read mostly nonfiction, but when I do read fiction I read both secular and Christian fiction. I enjoy some of the secular cozy mysteries.

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

I believe there should be a clear boundary. What makes a book 'Christian'? I truly believe, whatever the story, it should promote Kingdom values: righteousness, peace and joy. But maybe I am old fashioned :)

Karen Lange said...

Appreciate the links, Susan. I agree with Marja. The story should promote those values. How else will they truly reflect a Godly worldview?