Wednesday

Writing Wednesday - A tribute to authors.

Today I thought I would write a tribute and encouragement to authors. Those brave souls that bleed on paper and write their most inner thoughts for the world to see. The scribes who pull down the stories to tell and entertain, teach, challenge and encourage readers. Books have challenged nations to change course, cultures to come to grips with their shortcoming, and individuals to better themselves. Anyone can pick up a book and say "I could write better than that." Maybe, maybe not. But those who have stuck it out and written into the late hours of the night, edited until they were cross-eyed, and carried a story to through the end. THANK YOU. The world needs authors. Now more than ever. With the e-book, thoughts and stories will circle the planet in lightning speed. Available to any with Internet access. SO to those brave scribes who have been called by the Lord - WRITE. Go after the stories HE has given you and give the world what only you can give. AS Christians, we carry the hope of the world inside us. Show it in your stories, let readers know and see the hope of Glory in your writing. NOW is the TIME.

10 comments:

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Joining you in waving my appreciation flag for authors. My study shelves are lined with books that have provided encouragement, laughter, introspection, and joy.

Thank you authors, thank you!!!

DebbieLynne said...

Amen! I love books! There is nothing better than taking a vacation to some exotic place or back in time and there are no travel bills, crowds, rainy days in a hotel. Ya gotta love those inexpensive getaways.

Kathleen L. Maher said...

This encouraged me, Patricia. I am praying for God's strength and endurance to keep at this calling. It isn't easy, and I think I know why--we have an enemy who doesn't want God's stories to be told. But God's work done in God's way never lacks God's resources, as Watchman Nee says. I press on!
Great post.

Linore Rose Burkard said...

Wonderful thoughts, Patricia! I'll be reading a few of your lines at an upcoming workshop I'm doing for Greater Harvest Workshops here in Ohio, with your permission. : )
The world certainly does need books by CHRISTIANS!!
Thanks much,

Linore

BK said...

To show you how tired I've been this week, when I first started reading this post I thought it said "writers who BREED on paper". LOL!!!!!

But actually we do---one word begets another, one book begets another. So it's not too far off the mark. Even if I do need to have my eyes examined.

May all Christians who are writing books have a blessed writing journey in 2010.

Patti Shene said...

Great post, Pat, and so true. Thanks for the encouraging words. I needed them.

Liz Babbs said...

Love this.
Liz x

Faith Imagined said...

I'm encouraged! Awesome post. You definitely have some heaven-eyes!

Kathy Hardee said...

Thank you so much! Your post brings tears to my eyes. You've encouraged me. May God bless you as you have blessed me today.

Margo Carmichael said...

Wonderful tribute. What in the world would we do without our authors? It would be a bleak world without books, stories, bios and non-fiction to enrich our lives.

God bless them all.