Monday, January 18, 2016

Writing a Remembrance

by Alycia W. Morales
@AlyciaMorales

One of the reasons that I write is because I want my stories to resonate with people for generations to come. I think about how books written by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, and so many others have resonated with me ... and how my children enjoy them now. Hopefully their children will read and enjoy them as well. These stories are generational. They have been passed down from my parents, to me, to my children. 

And these are the types of stories I want to write. I want generations to come to read my stories and find some nugget of remembrance within them. I want them to:
  • Feel like they can conquer the world
  • Feel like they can overcome that obstacle that's been holding them back from victory
  • Laugh until their sides hurt
  • Get away from life as they're sucked into the story world ... a sort of mini vacation
  • Cry as they relate to the characters
  •  Learn something new that changes even one thing in their life
  • Be challenged to look inside themselves and decide it's time to let God be Lord over an area of their life
  • Remember what it's like to love
  • Taste joy
  • Find freedom
  • Dream
But the number one thing I want people to get out of my stories is to remember God and who He is and what He has done for His people. Even if my stories don't overtly proclaim Jesus as Lord, they will be written from a Christian worldview - one that illustrates the character of God.

So as we move forward into the new year, what is the reason you want to write? We'd love for you to share it with us in the comments below!

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2 comments:

  1. Because it is one of the things God created me to do, and because over time, with a very great deal of practice, I've become exceptionally good at it.

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  2. My writing reveals how God works in my life everyday life. I believe God uses my writing to help others visualize how He can work in theirs. It helps them open their eyes to things they may not have seen or notice before.

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