We always think our ideas are the best.
Learning to accept the fact that though my thoughts are good and often led of God, I can not possibly be right all the time. Not all of my thoughts are good, unselfish, without an agenda or led of God. Nor are they all to be shared with others.
Once accepted how do we convey this truth to our readers and keep them reading?
Prayerfully crafting a story is the only answer. Allowing God to move our thoughts through a story line as He moves our fingers on the keyboard can craft such a story of compelling characters that the reader is captivated by the thoughts therein. Can you tell I’ve been reading Jane Austin?
Her portrayal of Darcy makes you; like him, sympathize with him and care what happens. That is why we keep lifting the book from the shelf or putting the DVD in. To read or watch, again and again. What other characters can you think of? Why did you like them, why care what happened, did they truly deserve what they got, even the vilest of foes?
We write what we know and continued growth is important to us, for ourselves and for our work. It keeps us moving forward, striving for a better approach or a better tale to tell.
What thought God has recently given that has helped you in your work?