I don’t think I’ve ever written a one-hundred percent happy ending in one of my stories.
Except for my first story, a soaring epic titled How Jery Rat Kild Thu Monstr, my endings usually deal out a heavy dose of sad along with the happy, and sometimes just a little more sad.
And not because I just really enjoy depressing myself and other people. For me, a ending that’s not all happy makes for a more thought-provoking and fulfilling story.
So this is the third installment of my rather spur-of-the-moment series on the Christian media industry, specifically books and movies. Last week I tackled film; now I’d like to talk about novels.
I have a problem with Christian books and movies. Mostly, I don’t like them.
Generally, when you write a story with an antagonist and protagonist, you want the two to be less than chummy.
That’s kind of the nature of story. However, on occasion, it’s nice if they agree about something. In fact, I would say that it’s extremely important for them to agree about one thing.
Today I’m privileged to be featured on Helping Writers Become Authors, the blog of author K.M. Weiland!
This is exciting for me–not only is K.M. one of my favorite writers, she is also a good friend and one of the most influential people in my writing journey. Her blog is a fantastic resource for writers of all stages of experience, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, I strongly recommend you do.
Here’s a short excerpt from my post: