Friday, May 23, 2008
When I write...
I have a photo on the window sill of my office. It's a photo sent to me by a reader. She's a young, farmer's wife who lives in Iowa. With her in the photo is her husband and young daughter. I often look at that photo when I write. I think, "What does Jessica want?" She wants to be swept away. After all, she's had a busy day on the farm, with the kids and her husband. She also wants to be encouraged. Times are tough and she wants to remember that God is there ... even in the big stuff. Even in the small stuff, too.
I write historical novels centered around World War II, and I know weaving in true stories within the fiction is important, but I also remember there are real people who will pick up the books and their true stories can be changed, for the better, with my words. This is my hope.
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