Friday, February 27, 2015

Unleash Your Passion in Your Writing

“Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.” ― C.S. Lewis

I love this quote by one of my favorite authors, C. S. Lewis, because it clarifies what it takes to be an excellent writer. Passion about something, real or imagined, is the key to a “can’t put down” book. You can’t fake passion and you know immediately if a writer/author is passionate about what they are writing about.

Think about some of your favorite books and ask yourself, why do I love these books? Passion.

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about two things: love and spiritual warfare. Both are the backbone to my faith and both are very much alive. Love is the foundation of many spiritual beliefs and it is love that propels ordinary people to do extraordinary things! Spiritual warfare is basically the eternal battle between good and evil. It has been around since time began and continues to this very day.

I wanted to write a book about both love and spiritual warfare but how? I could write a non-fiction book sharing my personal experiences. I even started to write a non-fiction book but the words didn’t flow. The more I tried, the more I knew I was meant to write a fictional book. I could tell my story, draw people into the world I created and inspire them all at the same time.

Thus, Princess of the Light was born. The more I dug deeper into the story, the more passionate I became. It didn’t matter that parts of my book were real or imagined. The reader would love my story. They would relate to the characters and hopefully be inspired.

I have to be honest here, writing a faith based novel is hard. You have to create the right balance of romance, intrigue, action, inspiration and conflict. It has to appear real for the reader or they will reject it. You have to be inspiring without being preachy. You have to show romance without being graphic. You have to show conflict without being obvious. It’s a balancing act and if you are successful, it will be addicting to the reader. Princess of the Light blends all of these in an intoxicating book.

A final thought... no matter what you write, be passionate about it! Your passion will fly off of the page and will hold the reader captive.

Title: Princess of the Light
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance, Christian Fantasy, Inspirational Fiction

Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God - yeah that Gabriel, visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough until she’s thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.

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N. N. Light was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking. She has been telling stories since the age of five and her mantra is to spread the Light. Most of the time you can find her on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. She is a proud member of ASMSG, Independent Author Network and Marketing for Romance Writers.

Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 7,500 books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.

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1 comment:

MRS N aka N. N. Light said...

Thank you, Chris, for having me on your blog today! I had fun! :)