Friday, March 30, 2007

Speculative Faith Friday Post is UP!

Read it now:

The Creation of a Christian SF Story: "Waiting for Appa"

It's part one:

Sometimes, a story or a poem takes weeks or months, revision after revision, before it has any shape at all.

Sometimes, it comes out fast, and, though it may not be ground-breaking or brilliant, it comes out with a clear shape and tone and enough emotional punch to work. And, unexpectedly, it develops its biblical themes simultaneously with the plot and characters.

I wrote “Waiting for Appa” in five hours. Because it happened so quickly, I can analyze its birth and evolution without too much trouble and without overly taxing my lousy memory. So, I will, for those interested in one person's creative process.

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