Writing is (an author’s meditation)

Writing is an expression of greatest concern, a reaching for the deepest meaning, a searching of our souls. Writing is.

Writing is

Writing is

The expression of our passions, dreams, hopes.
The realization of loss and the longing to return the past.
An examination of our hearts and souls.
A way to connect with our Creator.

Is anything such a pure expression?
In writing we say what we fear to say,
Live the life we fear to live,
Reach out to those we long to love.

Is anything as deep a conviction?
Through writing we speak what our mouths cannot,
Walk where we cannot go,
Reach a world we never meet.

Is anything such a full passion?
By writing we connect with strangers,
We lay bare our souls to scrutiny,
We love without reservation.

Writing is a full expression
Of the life we want to live,
The people we want to meet,
The legacy we wish to leave.

This, writing is.

Question: What is writing for you?


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Most obvious thing about me is how much I love reading and writing. This is truly my passion and has been for almost as long as I can remember. I know that sounds cliche, but it is true. Growing up in a conservative Christian home I learned to value God, intelligence, and life. I am always learning. I am a husband and a father of three young children. I love my family and my life. God is good and I attribute my success to His provision.

Great fantasy stories are a lot of fun. I write the stories that I want to read and am fortunate enough to have several published novels under my belt as well as more in the pipeline.

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3 thoughts on “Writing is (an author’s meditation)

  1. Bah, I tried to be poetic but I can barely write proper sentences, let alone poems. So here’s my semi-logical attempt at an answer.

    Personally, I view writing mainly as a way to communicate, a necessary function of society. It is used to communicate findings, to critically analyze arguments, and to express opinions and ideas. Now don’t get me wrong, I know writing can be a powerful tool. It can shape how people grow and view the world. Good writing will leave a lasting impact on whomever reads it. For instance, I’m sure that a good 50% of my own beliefs come from my favorite books and essays. Of course, many people are impacted negatively from writing as well. While I love reading science fiction/fantasy, there are times where the morals of the main characters directly conflict with my own, and the more I read about such characters, the more I seem to have a negative outlook, and I find myself wanting to reread books that will “refill my soul” (speaking of which, I’m due for some Christian fantasy).

    Long story short, writing is very important and should not be taken lightly.

    P.S. Still very excited about “The Star Train”. Good Christian science fiction is so hard to come by.

    P.S.S. Do you happen to have the link to that “sneak preview” for “The Star Train”? I read it once but I need to reread it again to make sure my theory is correct (It can’t be a coincidence that you had Ilfeldo discover a spaceship and then announce that you will be writing a science fiction novel).

    • Hi KT,
      Hmm… I can’t remember where I put that preview chapter for The Star Train. I’ll figure it out and post it on this site instead.
      Now, I want to give you a hint about The Star Train. It is in an entirely different storyworld. It has nothing to do with The Sword Of The Dragon storyworld.
      There is a science-fiction/space opera history that will be later revealed in The Sword of the Dragon, but The Star Train actually takes place on future Earth. That being said, The Star Train is one of my best pieces of writing yet and I’m sure you’ll love it.

      • Well darn. At least you know that your books are interesting enough to warrant fan theories.

        Anywho, thanks for posting the preview for “The Star Train”. I still plan on rereading it.