Douglass said she doesn’t have a specific writing schedule because writing is not her primary vocation. “It is a major way that I do the things I think God sends me to do, which is communicating and encouraging people in their walks with God. If you were to ask me to pick the word that describes me, it's ‘encourage,’ and writing and speaking are the two most visible ways I do that, but I also do a lot of one-on-one conversations…”Read More
After a season of attending Buddhist meditations and reading about the spirituality of yoga, Melissa Reeser Poulin ended up back in church. She says, “I was working on a farm and struggling with intense feelings about my purpose. I also had a lot of guilt and energy I didn’t know what to do with, but when I went back to church I felt so much better. It was what I needed. I needed to be with other people. I needed God. I needed to wrestle with the complexities I had turned my back on when I was in high school.”Read More
Derek Vreeland feels a divine call to write and has made ministry decisions based on his calling as a writer. There was a season when he explored planting a new church and while he was waiting for direction from God on where to establish his church, he didn’t receive any answers. But there was a definitive moment during a worship service when God told him he he wasn’t supposed to plant a new church, but would teach, write, and use his voice.Read More
Faith is the foundation of Dalfonzo’s writing. She has mostly written for Christian publications, so her faith very much impacts what she writes and how she writes and who she writes for. Her thoughts and ideas and feelings all flow out of her faith. “Whether I’m writing openly as a Christian or not, my faith shapes my work. It shapes everything I do and think about.”Read More
Because Morgan’s faith was so influenced by what she was reading and writing and researching and her creative process from the beginning, all of that is still entwined for her today as a reader, creative writer, professional writer, and Christian.Read More
I want to do a series of interviews with writers of faith. I'm tempted to do a podcast, but I think I want to do the interviews via Skype then write them up and post them on my website. I love podcasting, but writing is my main gig.
Below are the 10 core questions I will ask each interviewee although more questions will come up in each conversation. I'd love to start this week. So if anyone wants to be interviewed, let me know. You can message me or email me at email@example.com. I anticipate each Skype interview will last about 30 minutes.
I'm opening this up to any writers of faith who are interested in participating. I will reach out to some people I'd like to talk with, but I don't want it to be exclusive or anything.
1. Tell me about your faith background.
2. Tell me about your writing journey.
3. Do you have any other creative outlets?
4. Describe your writing practice. When do you write? How do you write?
5. Describe your faith practice. What does that look like for you right now?
6. How does your faith impact your writing and other creative pursuits?
7. Where do you find creative inspiration?
8. Which authors have influenced you the most?
9. What are you reading right now?
10. What are your hopes for your faith, writing, and creative life?