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Oookay. Someone is being really, really dismissive of Christian fiction, and I must protest. I have writted two novels, one “secular” I guess- it’s all stuff Jesus would approve of I hope; and one with openly Christian themes. Guess which one I have been encouraged to take to print by published writers? The Christian historical fiction. I broke all the rules: it’s historical YA- hard to interest teens in. It’s got moral themes coming out of the woodwork.
But you know what? I love my characters, my cool setting (feudal Japan) and the moral themes. A book’s worth is based on artistry, message, character development and plot, and I there is no reason whatsoever that you can’t have those in Christian fiction. If someone else looks down on Christian fiction, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM, NOT MINE.
Let your own inclinations guide you, Tori! Any topic can be made into a great book, as long as you write with passion and feeling. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
Go for it, and don’t let anybody say ye nay.