Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A "God quote" doesn't make a story Christian

"...whether you are writing for the main stream or one of the niche markets, the religion must be an integrated, fundamental part of your story. A secular story with random Bible quotes dropped in doth not a Christian Fiction story make. If you have an extremely devout character, then their religion should permeate every aspect of their life. On the other hand, a character that only attends temple on the high holy days every other year probably is not going to be quoting the Torah or Talmud on a regular basis. You want the religious aspect of your story to seamlessly integrate with the rest of the work, not pop out at random places."

So writes Editor/Publisher and writer of the Buried In the Slush Pile blog in the post "Holy Writing Batman." Last week she wrote several posts on writing fiction for the religious market for kids. You'll also want to check out:

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