By February 11, 2010If you are trying to become published, stop looking for short cuts. Do not ask a published friend to introduce you to an editor, do not print your manuscript on pink paper, and do not send it to your favorite author in an e-mail. Simply write an irresistible story. Keep working at it until you find an editor who agrees. |
By February 7, 2010Without a doubt, in terms of their global impact the two most significant countries on the planet are China and the United States. As recent events have shown, the countries have a profoundly uneasy relationship. | Safely Home is a tale of two countries, embodied in two men, Ben Fielding and Li Quan. These characters and their families came alive for me, and I pray they will for readers too.
You include a lot of Scripture in your books, sometimes even in your fiction. And you also talk about different doctrines and theology. Is that necessary?
By February 7, 2010Yes, it is. There are a lot of doctrines (beliefs/teachings) in this world, including doctrines of cultures, institutions and personal opinion. There’s a lot of false doctrine, and good doctrine is the only correction to it. |
By February 5, 2010The most challenging nonfiction has been | Heaven. The most challenging fiction has been Dominion.
By February 5, 2010I wrote it because I wanted readers to see that at the heart of life is the choice of what we believe. |
By February 1, 2010The big three are C. S. Lewis, A. W. Tozer and Francis Schaeffer. Others include J. I. Packer, C. H. Spurgeon, John Piper, Eugene Peterson and J.R.R. Tolkien. |
By February 1, 2010Some Christians view fiction as the opposite of truth. But sometimes it opens eyes to the truth more effectively than nonfiction. |
By February 1, 2010The Liz Taylor reference ties to the earlier one in which, on earth, Ben Fielding has no clue who Hudson Taylor is, and Li Quan has no idea who Elizabeth Taylor is. |
When you write, do you try to work each day until you're "done," or do you have certain hours or a daily word count goal?
By January 30, 2010I have no certain hours or word count as a goal. |
When you write, what sort of theological "puzzles" have you had to sort through to your own satisfaction before you could continue with the story?
By January 30, 2010One example would be the problem of evil and suffering that plagues Ollie in my novel | Deception.