We are mother and daughter, we wrote Revival: The True Fairy Tale because we felt called by God to write it… It has taken us years to get the book to where it is currently. This was very hard to accomplish; having no literary experience. Occasionally God calls people who are inexperienced to do something challenging , all for “His glory. We are gratified to be chosen as implements for His glory; just being a fragment of a receptacle for Him.”Revival: The True Fairy Tale” is a fiction story that leads the reader to”Jesus Christ” our loving and merciful Lord.
For our consumers: Latest publication and revision of Revival: The True Fairy Tale is: January 7th 2014. Please be advised to purchase the latest revised copy only; it is the most corrected copy available: Read blog…. Revival: The True Fairy Tale is now newly revised; publication date January 7th 2014.
What inspires you to write?
First I want to talk about how I came to write Revival: The True Fairy Tale. Well, first of all, I am not a writer,I don’t have any Bachelor’s and Master degrees in literature, I’m also dyslexic so I have a hard time with words, for me spelling and grammar is a trial. “Yes” I liked to write, but just things like songs and maybe a little poetry, but one thing I never planned on writing, was a book!
I really just wanted to sing for the Lord after I had got saved, back in 1993; you know Christian music “CCM”. I wrote a lot of songs, but some people said I did not have a very good voice; at least that’s what I was told and that’s also the way people treated me in certain churches. When I would sing in Black churches they would say I sound to white. When I would sing in white churches they would not like me either; I sounded white, but I was black. Some churches would let me sing once but would never ask me back again, (Sorry about the black and white churches but that’s how it mostly is up here where I live) “But” regardless of my bad singing and my rejection, I still wanted to sing. It burned in me like a fire, I just could not help wanting to sing for Jesus. But the doors to that were occasional and most of them, for years, remained closed, but every now and then I would lie down and I would hear these words in my head, “Revival: The True Fairy Tale”. I started seeing visions of a book and what it would be about; it was to be RAW CHRISTIAN FICTION. Over the years I wrote down visions and dreams that I would have relating to this book. I would put them away never really taking it serious enough.One day I was riding home in my car and I started to talk about the book to my youngest daughter she said ‘mom why don’t you start writing that book’ I don’t know, I thought to myself , “well I have nothing else to do, so I guess I will.” So that very day I went home, got on my computer, went to my word processer and started writing “Revival: The True Fairy Tale”.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don’t know, I write from the heart, it comes deep from within. If I did not do that I would not have been able to write the book at all. Even my characters came from deep within or from a dream.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to them.
What advice would you give other writers?
It is a fact that every literary work is actually someone’s opinions; facts or imagination; rather it’s fiction or nonfiction. Basically, all literary works come from the mind of the writer and what they themselves want to put in their writings. Therefore, no author can create a literary work that is going to please everybody. You will have your good and you’re bad and the in-between . Even reviews and ratings are still someone’s opinions. How can anyone write without having an opinion, facts or imagination about what they want to write about and how they want to write it. You could give five people the same subject to write about and all of them will have similarities and differences, because each will be writing using their own opinions, facts and imagination on the same subject. Five people can witness a crime or look at a movie, but each may have their own take on what they saw or felt. That’s why they have different witnesses in court rooms of law, because each witness may have a different opinion. I guess I am trying to help authors who get bad reviews. Certainly a bad review feels bad after all your hard work laboring over a book. Remember, that’s just someone’s opinion about your opinions, facts and imagination. Yes, we would like to get good reviews all the time, but that’s not going to happen, because we are not going to please every human being with our opinions, facts and imagination. For Christian literature, fiction or nonfiction, just try to please God. He’s the only one you have to answer to in the end. And yes, be thankful for the many or the very few good reviews that you do receive; because there are always those special people who will give you a good review. And that’s my “Opinions and Facts and imagination”. (-_-)
This is for all of us who just don’t quite make the grade :-/ People rip the Holy Bible apart and give it bad reviews. How much more our writings about it, fiction or nonfiction…Be encouraged at least you tried. 🙂
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Search your options very carefully before you make a final decision, because my opinion is all publishers are out for your money and what they are going to get out of you to publish your work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I have no Indication
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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