By: Judge Rodriguez
In the last several articles I have written, I have eluded to some of the struggles I have had being an author. Not only being an author, but being a Christian Historical Fiction author at that.
While the genre is rather more selective, you write what you know, right? I have a knowledge of Faith, psychology, history, machinery, being a gunsmith, chemistry, even medicine. Until my wife convinced me to start working on articles with her, even to start writing again, I always stuck to writing and more importantly reading secular fiction. Secular science fiction and fantasy to tell you the truth. Well, that is, except for the times that I would crack open my Bible.
It wasn’t until my wife was able to drag me kicking and screaming by the hair into reading Christian fiction, that I realized there’s some serious talent in use for the genre.
Now, mind you, I knew she was writing a Christian Historical Fiction Western Romance (as if that’s not a mouthful in and of itself, right?). But what she introduced me to were good medieval and western fiction books. I was quite honestly, shocked.
After having spent time reading and developing a rather more distinctive writing style that I can call my own, I have had numerous people ask me, “What advice can you give a budding fiction author that is just beginning?”Continue reading “What kind of advice can I give other authors?”