REBLOG:Secrets of a Virgin Girl (1).

Da More is an incredibly talented writer/blogger, who pens short stories on her blog. This week, I wrote a blog regarding my plight with how real to be as a Christian writer. Check it out here. This writer has beautifully mastered the skill of balancing that, as I don’t think I could be this raw with it.  I’m sharing her latest piece, well, the first of a series.

Miniscule Diary

You can’t sleep. You had said your prayers about an hour ago, and made to sleep when his call came in. You like him. He likes you. You talk about a lot of things– good, safe things. Like work, and plans for the weekend because it is Friday. You tell him you have a weekend meeting too, a small family party for your brothers return from the USA after ten years. You are eager to see him, but not so eager about the party. You have not been home in almost two months, so mama is equally keen on having you around. If not, you would have bailed on her, you told him. He laughed. You blushed. And after a while, he had said good night, and you had said good bye.

Fast forward to ten minutes after and all you can think of is sex. You have never done…

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Christian Writer: How Real is Too Real?

I’m often torn with how “real” to be, when it comes to writing. I’m not a cookie cutter Christian and I don’t want to pretend to be.

Christians make a huge mistake of pretending to be something we are not.

We are flawed, we make mistakes and sometimes, our actions do not match what we profess. Don’t get me wrong, I know some true Mother Teresas and Ms. Claras (War Room) out there, but they too, are flawed.

Like many, my past is not some wholesome Christian journey to freedom. So, when I write fiction, realistic fiction, I want to stay true to my reality and the reality of so many others. Yet, I struggle with knowing where to draw the line.

I’ve learned the main culprit of my struggle is worrying too much about what other people think.

My biggest pet peeve is being misunderstood and hearing incorrect perceptions of me. The thing is, as an introvert and more as writer that comes with the territory. Thankfully, my husband and a few close friends have mastered the art of not caring and remaining true to them regardless. I’m slowly learning from them.  More importantly, I’m reminding myself of the only opinion that matters. In everything I do, I strive to please God above all else.

Ralph Emerson once penned, “To be great is to be misunderstood.” You have to be you, wp-1463495330817.jpgand not worry or care too much if people get it. At the end of the day, you must know and remember Who and why you write.

Do you struggle with how real to be in your writing? Do you struggle with being misunderstood? What are some ways you handle it?

Ebby ♥


 

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May Author Showcase

Here are the May authors! If you’d like to be featured in June’s Author Spotlight, submit your name, genre, brief description of your book, contact info, and a copy of your cover to Ebbyslane@gmail.com In addition, I have a blogger’s showcase coming up.  Send a brief description of your blog to Ebbyslane@gmail.com to be featured.

Jordan Flowers: Nonfiction, Memoir  

Jordan Flowers’s upcoming memoir, Third Times a Charm tells of the struggles, hardships, and triumphs of losing 100 pounds, gaining it back and losing it again three different times! Follow Jordan’s blog  www.fitbyjordan.blogspot.com & Facebook.com/fitbyjordan

Ann Marie Wylder: Fiction

Corporate executive Sara Decker’s world is shattered by her husband’s affair with their daughter’s nanny. From Orange County, California to Whidbey Island, Washington, experience one woman’s path to freedom and happiness. After the Affair is an exciting novella that challenges the romanticism of both marriage and infidelity. Follow Wylder on Twitter https://twitter.com/annemariewylder

International Author Solomon Hall: Nonfiction, Self Help

“Introduction To Your Potential”

Author Solomon Hall proffers the elements for these positive changes, with his newest work, Introduction to Your Potential: Stage 1. Within this narrative, author Hall proposes the key nucleic ideals for employing distinctly enhanced changes to your psyche. The book’s chapters are artfully called “mind states” and each covers well drawn and illuminating elements like, Creating Positive Habits, Staying Focused, and Changing Your Mind.

Brief but succinct, this edifying self-help read, was thoroughly enjoyable. I found the author’s voice to be authoritative, congenial and motivating which made it easy to stay engaged within the book. His presentation of the central components of the book, not only motivates, but shows how to activate and perpetuate your latent potential making it so that readers no longer have to imagine the possibilities now you can make them a reality. I highly recommend this catalytic work it is a definitive must for everyone’s self-help library. Lisa Brown-Gilbert, Hollywood Book Reviews www.carolinaexecs.com/bookstore.html

https://www.reverbnation.com/authorsolomonhall (free audio download)

J.B. Chisholm: Fiction, British Humor  

Forever stylish Vanessa E. Vasa was honing her observation skills when she bumped into Lanky Ella Lanesbury. Or rather Ella bumped into her, twice. When Ella reveals a conundrum, Vanessa is enlisted to help with the aid of her stoic lady’s assistant, Mildred Ypres. Follow Vasa and Ypres as they humorously navigate London’s Mayfair in their first, but hopefully not last, adventure. Follow at vasaandypres.wordpress.com and Twitter @VasaAndYpres.

F.D. Stewart: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

THE WIZARD’S ESTATE: LET THE GAMES BEGIN: A group of college friends will soon discover, that getting everything they’ve ever wanted means losing everything they ever loved. Now they are in a battle fighting to regain their identities after they realized that it’s not a game, it’s their life… Click link for more info about the book, https://t.co/yiVs4BrXFa Follow Stewart  on Twitter @FDS_NaturallyMe

 

Author Mr. Peyman Adl Dousti Hagh: Non Fiction

Writes books on “hot button topics that stimulate him to think deeply about this evolving world, and challenge conventional wisdom of society.” Follow Mr. Peyman https://padldoustiblog.wordpress.com/


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