Monday, September 28, 2009

Food for Thought

Someone in my local writer's group shared this post from the Sterling Editing site. The post is entitled What Kind of Writer Are You? This was an interesting series of thoughts and questions aimed at making us examine exactly what kind of writers we are.

What kind of writer am I? Favorite books came to mind as I considered what I liked and what in them inspired me. I think I am a writer with a little diversity, writing non-fiction articles, a bit of fiction, student lessons, and how-to kinds of stuff with a liberal sprinkling of this and that. What kind of writer I am now might be different than the writer I'd like to become. My aim is to continue writing this way, and also to someday write historical fiction, which is my favorite genre. Above all, I want to be the kind of writer that trusts the Lord to use me to inspire and encourage readers.

So, what kind of writer are you? I'd love to hear what you think. Your comments always serve to give me food for thought, encourage, and inspire me. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to each of you.

Philippians 1:3

Happy writing!


  1. Hi Karen -

    Oooh, love the pic!

    My first love is non-fiction, and I still write a lot of it.
    The inciting incident (a great writerly term) for my jump into fiction was a trip to Gettysburg back in December 2004.

    Susan :)

  2. Hi Susan,
    I like your 'inciting incident'! Now you are writing 'exciting incidents', aren't you? :) Blessings!

  3. I love your comment about what kind of writer you are. I hope I'm the kind God would have me to be. Also to be the kind that when others read it, they come away feeling something rather than boredom!

  4. Terri,
    Yes, good point - avoiding the boredom factor at all costs! I don't think you are at risk for that:) Blessings to you.

  5. Hi, Karen,

    First of all, I love the colorful photo of autumn foliage. :)

    I consider myself a writer who does her best to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Over the years, He has led me to write non-fiction, poetry, and now fiction. Each step has been exciting. But of course, it always is when God leads. :)

    Thank you for considering this question. It is essential to our calling because our writing is all about Jesus.

  6. I agree, MaryAnn. Thanks for stopping by:)


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