Writing Saturday; Showing our Faith10:18 AM
One of the things that we as Christian authors struggle with is how to show our faith and the faith of our characters in our stories and books. Some of us overdo it to the point that our characters are doing nothing but quoting verses and praying, and some of us barely put anything in because we don’t want to appear to be preaching.
Now don’t get me wrong, our characters should pray and quote verses, and we don't want to hide our faith for fear of sounding preachy, we just need to find the balance between the two. One of the things that helps me is to read my book aloud and really listen to the dialog. Make sure that when your characters pray, quote a verse, or talk about a spiritual subject that it fits into what is happening and flows in the dialog. You don’t want your characters to be in the middle of a life and death situation arguing whether or not they are held to the Old Testament law not to eat pork.
Do you have something that helps you to have a good balance? Do you have anything that you would like to add?