The Power of Fiction by Tracy Krauss

 

While nonfiction is probably the most direct way of addressing issues of importance, my personal preference, for both reading and writing, uses fiction as the vehicle.

Recently I read a book called Then She Was Born, written by Cristiano Gentili and translated into English by Lori Hetherington. I am often asked to review books, and in this case, I received an unsolicited copy. I don’t always have the time or desire to read the books I receive, but something inside nudged me to try this book. I’m glad I did for it impacted me profoundly. The book is about the plight of African albinos living and struggling to overcome deeply rooted superstitions, even in today’s ‘modern’ world. I had no idea. Although I’m sure I would have been sympathetic to the cause had I read an article in a magazine, hearing it from the point of view of a person going through it brought the issue up close and personal. Read More

Writing about Issues of the Day by Violet Nesdoly

There are plenty of important issues in our world these days with expertise and opinions floating around about them on TV, radio, the internet, books, and magazines. From the state of U.S. politics to the moral climate of Canada, most Christian writers probably have opinions about these things. I know I do. Most of the Read More

3 Ways You Can Help Other Writers by Pamela Mytroen

I have had the privilege of helping other writers through my role with InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. It is an opportunity to give back to writers who have poured their time, wisdom, and encouragement into my life. Can you take a moment to help a wannabe writer by using one of these three ideas below? Read More

My Necessary Focus by Janice L Dick

There will never be a lack of things to write about. Life is full of ideas, issues, concerns and truths to keep me going forever.

What do I focus on in my writing? What should I focus on? Read More

Payback Time with Brenda J Wood

Are you a writer or a seller, a book creator or a marketer? Which of these modes takes precedence in your lifestyle?  Do we get to pick? While we have to be both, one must take precedence over the other. Read More