by Linsey Painter
Last week I was reading in 1 Corinthians about the body of Christ. As I was reading, I was thinking, this is like writing!
Just as the body has many parts, so does a story. It is made up of structure, characters, plot, pace, tension etc. Some parts are smaller than other parts but all are needed to make a story complete, understandable, enjoyable and worth the time of our readers.
As I write I need to remember that each part is of significance. I can’t skimp on something because it’s not my passion or my strength.
For me, I struggle, among other things with punctuation and grammar.
If I write well but don’t worry about using the right words or, where I, put my commas will people, want to read my work? Will people understand my work?
If I write an incredible life-changing story and yet fail to edit it properly or poorly encase it in a cover that turns people away, who will read it?
We are a body within a body. We work together with other writers, editors, publishers and artists. Everyone is striving to make a whole body of work that is aesthetically pleasing, is a pleasure to read, is easy to understand and impacts deep within.
1 Cor 12:18-20 (The Message) “What we have is one body with many parts, each its proper size and in its proper place. No part is important on its own.”
I hope you are having a great week of creating whole stories that are made up of many different parts.