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What Are You Writing?

I have always had a desire to write. That dream has evolved over the years, but the passion has remained the same. After I became a Christian, I struggled with what I should write. I knew that I should “not be conformed to this world, but be transformed” by God’s sanctifying renewal of my mind (Romans 12:2). I wanted my writing to be a living sacrifice, so that was the litmus test by which I had to measure my writing desires. So, understandably at first, I wondered why I had no desire to write “Christian” fiction or nonfiction. I wrestled with the idea. Too many Christian-market stories I had read up to that point felt dressed-up and idealized, but I hungered for gritty reality. I wanted the stories I wrote to show the reader a piece of themselves: their worth, their tragic beauty, their depravity, and their need for a Savior. Through my wrestling, I discovered I wanted to write for the general market from a Christian perspective, promoting a biblical worldview. In other wo