Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Who Are You Writing For?

Mindy here. I don't know about you, but I do some of my best thinking while I'm driving. So during a four and a half hour road trip this weekend I contemplated some upcoming blog posts on my personal blog, Divine Imagination.

Thinking about one in particular, I pondered the best way to approach the topic. Should I gear it toward this group or that type of person. I silently prayed, "God, how should I do this?" His response was loud and clear. "Write it for Me."

As a writer of Christian fiction, shouldn't I be doing that every time I write? Yet more often than not, I find myself trying to please crit partners, judges, agents, publishers, etc. And while each of those groups warrants my attention, am I focused on them or the only One that really matters?

Matthew 6:33 says, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Definitely food for thought.

So today I can't help but ask, who are you writing for?

Happy Tuesday, y'all. And be sure to check out my interview with our own Jennifer Hudson Taylor over on Divine Imagination. You could win a copy of her debut release, Highland Blessings.


  1. Yes, you are right. we should be seeking Him every time we have an idea and begin to write it. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Mindy---nice reminder. And you've also reminded us that we need to pray for our stories and all aspects of writing them.

  3. Great post, Mindy. On every story, I give it to God. And I ask Him to lead me to what to write about that'll show Him to readers. It's funny that this was your post today, because I was just praying about this very thing not ten minutes ago.

    In the beginning, when I was encouraged to write inspirational stories, I was scared (felt like I wasn't good enough) to write Christian fiction. But then God led me to a Bible study where we were studying Moses--and BAM! God showed me I could do it with Him (or maybe I should say He could do it through me!). :) I thank God that He allows me to do it! And enables me as well.

  4. Mindy,

    Thanks for such a great post and reminder!


  5. Ladies, we do need to keep reminding ourselves, don't we? One hint of our wishes and the enemy is right there to capitalize.

    Missy, I can relate, and I bet that would be an awesome study for writers of Christian fiction.

  6. Great post. And thank you for hosting me on Divine Imagination! I love all the changes you've made to your blog.