Shortly after I learned to read (and, by the way, that took awhile), I started writing. I loved it! The magic of putting on to the blank page my thoughts and imaginings fascinated me. Trouble was, too many of my stories sounded a lot like the latest horse novel I'd read.
Then one day I read in the Bible that there's nothing new under the sun. That includes plots (story lines, what I call "tale bones"). We writers make a plot our own by looking at old tale bones from different angles. We put new flesh on old bones by adding characters, actions, colors, feelings, places, problems, times, and dragons. Okay. So we don't always include dragons--but we can if we want to.
Back to my lead question. Do you write? If so, check out these sites listed in the inaugural issue of ACFW Journal, The Voice of Christian Fiction:
A Teen's Guide to Getting Published: Publishing for Profit, Recognition, and Academic Success by Jessica Dunn
Seize the Story by Victoria Hanley
Spilling Ink by Ellen Potter
Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing by Karen Benke
In addition to those, I recommend any book about the craft of writing by James Scott Bell.
What do you write? Click on the "Comment" button below and tell me. If you have any questions about writing, leave those, too. I'll answer you.