A Bible meditation from Donita Bundy, to guide us into some deeper thinking about our task as Christian writers. Don’t shoot the messenger is a well-known saying. Bearing the brunt of a recipient’s displeasure at receiving unwelcome news is a distinct possibility for all messengers. That includes us – God’s postal workers. We might be […]
A sense of calling, or the fear that we’re not called, can affect a Christian writer’s effectiveness. We share spiritual and practical tips for confirming your calling, and keeping moving.
Last week on the Gracewriters Podcast we talked about imposter syndrome, where we worry that our writing is not as good as people think. I believe one of the root causes of this debilitating syndrome is that we have a false definition of “success” – our own or anyone else’s. Three psychological problems 1. We […]
Imposter Syndrome affects many creatives — the feeling that you are not a good writer, and will soon be found out. Christian writers have an extra problem in that we sometimes fear we are failing God… but we also have His powerful help as we follow our calling.
I often meet Christian writers who feel inadequate for the task, and I’ve felt it myself. Sometimes, other people crush our spirits because they, too, think we’re inadequate and they say so. Today, I prayed about what’s next for Gracewriters on my morning walk, and returned to my Bible, pen and paper… and a tumbling […]
Our adventures in connecting, equipping and encouraging Gracewriters have taken another turn this week with our brand new podcast.
A thought-provoking guest post from Donita Bundy. Did you know Christians were referred to as “People of the Book” at least 1400 years ago? I love that name. Even then, it was evident to the world that Christians and Jews were people who related to their God through story. Not only that, our Lord himself […]
The other night, I was wrestling with a troublesome social justice issue in the manuscript for my crime novel set on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The research my scientist was undertaking didn’t lead his conflict with another character in the right direction, and it was subtly affecting the book as a whole. I was about […]