Showing posts from August, 2013

But Does It Have to Have a Message?

I'm going to start off by launching right into the question at hand:

Does a Christian writer have an obligation to be sure his writing advances the gospel (a.k.a. helps people come to a belief in the redemptive work of Christ or in some way build up the existing church) to be using his time in a way that is worthwhile? What if a writer chooses to write solely for the entertainment value he and his readers find in his books? Does that mean he is being a bad steward of the talent that God has given him?
As you can imagine, Christians in the arts fall on every part of the spectrum when they endeavor to answer this question. But when I look at it, I have to writing any different than any other hobby or profession?
If you scrapbook avidly, should you be only putting together albums that preach the gospel or commemorate church events?
If you're a cabinet maker, does your woodwork need to have scripture graven upon it?
If you golf, is it a waste of time if you're not …

I'd Look Ahead If I Could Keep My Eyes Open

The Realm Makers Conference is a wrap for 2013, and if the feedback is to be believed, was a great success. Valor's Worth has been released. We're (for the most part) in the winding-down phase of the renovation on our home. So why is it I feel closer to a nervous breakdown now than I did in the thick of all three of those things at the height of their production?

Don't get me wrong...I am still very excited for what's been going on with these three monumental events that have characterized the summer of 2013. But justifiably, I'm tired. I have told myself that I would do nothing that causes artistic pressure during the month of August. However, we all know that's not realistic. After all, books that have been released require a high level of talking-up and promotion if they're not going to go off with a fizzle. The conference needs wrapping up from a bookkeeping standpoint, and if we're going to do this annually, we honestly need to start thinking about…

Now available for Pre-Order! Valor's Worth

$18.00 for a signed copy of the newest installment of The Windrider Saga!

Price includes shipping

The third book of the Windrider Saga, Valor's Worth, is now available for pre-order. If you would like a signed copy of the paperback edition of the book, please use the PayPal button here.

The best part about this pre-order: if you order before August 19th, your name will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous book bundle from Diminished Media Group, including books from Bryan Thomas Schmidt (The Worker Prince and The Returning) and the first paperback edition of The Windrider Saga which includes both Divine Summons and A Greater Strength.

Please note that the $18 cost only applies to US orders. If you are ordering from outside the US, please email me at beckyminor123[at]comcast[dot]net. I will invoice you with your exact cost for international shipping.