A couple days ago I posted a writing exercise and got some great feedback. I feel that I learned a lot and want to say thanks to everyone who commented or sent me an email with critique. I think some people were worried that I might be offended, but trust me when I say that I know I am not a great writer. I don’t have the training, which is why I put the exercise out there so I could learn, and I learned a lot more than I had expected.
I also got a lot of feedback suggesting that I pursue the story line, making it more than just a short story. Thanks to everyone who commented, tweeted, or emailed me encouragement. I don’t know that I will be published, or even actively seek to be published, but I am going forward with the story. I have written a few more scenes and the story is taking shape in my head and on paper, but I am still working on certain aspects. I feel that this story will ultimately have to deal with sin and consequences, but I’m wondering how well a Christian publisher would receive a book that deals with real sin, and the struggles from that. I’ve noticed that most Christian lit tends to kind of gloss over those kinds of things with oblique references to the sin.
Has anyone else noticed this? Can you think of a Christian Fiction story that deals with the dirty side of sin?