11 days and counting
I hope you're growing excited about attending our conference. We're excited to have you and our staff and prayer warriors have not stopped praying for you. Start packing your bags. Gather up your work and get ready to roll.
Assignment 5 is up on the site
Assignment 5 is up on the site. You can click here for Andrea Merrell's awesome assignment on using speaker beats and tags properly. This is a common area of concern when writing. New writers tend to tag every line of dialogue and it's not necessary. A good rule of thumb is tag or beat every 5 lines of dialogue. This is good information. I hope you'll spend some time looking over her information and then doing the assignment. These assignments 7 weeks prior to your arriving at the conference are something we feel sets us apart from the pack. We want to educate you as much as we can and you'll find these little snippet assignments are going to help you prepare your work for the conference. It's my hope you'll take advantage of them. Andrea Merrell is a top notch editor, you'll learn much from her wisdom.
So assignment 4 is up on the site. You can access it today by going to our blog by clicking this link: http://wp.me/p2Fbzx-N1
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.Colossians 3:12 NIV
We are called to be writers. Our gifts were pre-designed for us when God placed us in that secret place. He knew just how He would form you in your mother's womb - what hair color, shape of face, color of skin, days that are numbered would be yours. God knew all that long before He created us.
He also knew the gifts and talents that would fit perfectly into our character. This is why heeding your call is so important.
For years you've felt this tug to write something...anything. Perhaps you journal daily, or write devotions. Maybe you jot poetry in a beautiful calligraphy or sit for hours crafting the perfect story. Whatever the mode of call, you still feel it burn deep in your soul.
Whether you are called as a writer or a human resource manager, your gifts and talents are embedded in your being and along with those abilities and desires goes the challenge of excellence that God sets for His people.
Believe it or not, it's the same for us all. As God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved (by God), you are challenged to clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Quite the standard to live up to when the junk of life attacks us, when the world hits us with subject matter that is. . .well - hot button topics. All that stuff that winds us up, digs into our souls and makes us want to be heard.
The challenge is hard because we want to write those blistering words that prove our point, but that is not what God has called us to do. Yes, He's called us to write, but the challenge we should meet raises the bar. God challenges us to write truth in kindness, compassionate, and with humility and gentleness.
When you feel the need to jump into the thick of things with strong, harsh words. Remember the Colossians 3:12 challenge. Write your words and then ask yourself these questions:
Am I clothed with compassion?
Am I kind?
Am I covered in humility?
Am I gentle in my approach?
If the answer is no, accept the challenge God offers you in Colossians. Be different and remember that there is "faith, hope, and love...and the greatest of these is love." When you accept your call to be a writer always, always, apply this to your work. It's not for your benefit, but for the glory of God. Be the example of honest and truthful words written in love and with kindness and compassion. Readers will learn, hear, and take heed.
See you in 11 days!
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