Writing Prompt Wednesday: Advice from Narnia

C.s.lewis3Need some writing advice?  The Gospel Coalition shares 15 Pieces of Writing Advice from C.S. Lewis, a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist, who may be best known for his “Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” Narnia fantasy series. I think this excerpt from #15 is my favorite: “The first business of a story is to be a good story. When Our Lord made a wheel in the carpenter shop, depend upon it: It was first and foremost a good wheel. Don’t try to ‘bring in’ specifically Christian bits: if God wants you to serve him in that way (He may not: there are different vocations) you will find it coming in of its own accord. If not, well—a good story which will give innocent pleasure is a good thing, just like cooking a good nourishing meal. . . . Any honest workmanship (whether making stories, shoes, or rabbit hutches) can be done to the glory of God.”

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