The essential guide to mastering Christian fiction
To write a powerful, meaningful Christian novel, you must embrace the soaring creativity inspired by faith, while also committing to the serious discipline required of an artisan. You must be able to weave a compelling story with an underlying message that deeply affects both your characters and your readers.
As fulfilling as the Christian genre is, the road to a satisfying story--and publication--is filled with hard work. But take heart. The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction can help make the journey easier. Inside, author Jeff Gerke provides page after page of insightful instruction and encouragement. You'll learn how to:
- Write for a Christian audience while glorifying God through your fiction.
- Find your story amidst a bevy of ideas.
- Avoid using hidden agendas, messages, and sermons in your writing.
- Convert telling into showing.
- Handle profane characters in Christian fiction.
About the Author
Jeff Gerke is the author of Plot Versus Character, The First 50 Pages, and Write Your Novel in a Month. He is the founder of Marcher Lord Press, the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction. He currently works with freelance clients doing editing, book cover design, and typesetting (at www.jeffgerke.com). He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and three children.