American Christian Fictions Writers 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
Jaime promised to give me selfie lessons, but she forgot. So there was this:
Another view you might not have seen is lunch time with nearly 500 men and women, okay, mostly women. After lunch, imagine this entire room standing, arms raised in awe of our God in deep worship as this group is comprised of people from all 50 states and several countries, yet in Christ, in worship, and in writing--we unite. The holy communion was palpable and I wish I could share it with all of you:
But the things that filled my soul and spirit on my 12 hour travels home today were not just selfies, foodie pics, and pretty dresses. No. What filled my mind were the snippets of things I want to sink into my soul and not forget. Writing is art. It's art we create with God.
Each of us is given blank pages to write the story of our lives upon, as are you, whether you write or not.
These snippets sprinkle the pages of my notes...
Dead Poet's Society scene quoting the great poets: "This is a battle, a war, and the casualties could be your heart and soul..."
Allen Arnold: "Fiction is to show them a higher Godly reality, not an escape from reality."
Because orphan creatives don't know their story, their stories have been stolen...
Bohemian creatives know their true identity in Christ
Are you a fisherman, or a fisher of men?
What's my bandwidth?--what's my ratio of talking vs. listening to God?
Find it. Daily.
"Remember, you are on a wild journey with God."
Make mental boundaries~~Mary Weber
Separate yourself, don't overthink. Don't obsess.
Come back to your validation source. Again. And again. And again.
#KeepANonfictionInPlay ~~Katherine Raey
Keep pressing your soul deeper.
Mentors: "surround yourself with your own board of directors."
#horizontalbohemians #sisters #mentors #beamentor
Invite God into, and consecrate your writing/creating
Every conference is different. This year, I fed my soul.
I pray you find ways to feed yours.
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.