Hello, everyone! My name is Bekah and I am so excited to have been invited to guest post on Noveltea! I have so enjoyed getting to know Lydia over the past few years through her blog and emailing with her quite a bit. Noveltea is definitely one of my favorite go-to blogs.
One of my favorite things to talk with Lydia about is our writing projects. I absolutely love writing. There’s something unique about creating a story from your imagination. It’s so much fun to think that out of the hundreds of writers out in the world, even if we have similar writing ideas we will both tell the story completely different because our wonderful Creator, God, made us all individual and unique. No one tells a story the exact same way.
Someone might give their characters the exact same names and they might live in the very same city, state, country, etc., but I can guarantee you that both of their stories will turn out differently because they think through different scenarios differently, they describe scenes in a way that is original to them. I truly love tasting everyone’s unique writing styles. (Now, the chances of you naming every single one of your characters the same as another writer’s and having them live in the exact same state, city, etc. is highly unlikely, but you get my point. )
I read Lydia’s book, “Where Dandelions Grow” back in September. (The book is really good, by the way. You should definitely read it. 😉 ) Anyway, Lydia does an excellent job of painting the story in a beautiful array of colors and you can nearly see every single scene and you wish you were right there walking alongside the main character. She has her own unique way of telling a story.
Since March of 2014 I have enjoyed writing children’s chapter books for children and I have so enjoyed delving into the lives of each of my characters. Even though I have only one main character named Martha Knight, I have had so much fun immersing myself in the differing personalities of Martha’s six younger siblings and friends. I’m so thankful that God created me with a love for words and how I can string them together in a fun way that hopefully makes for an interesting story. I get to pour some of myself in my characters and I challenge myself to think outside the box. “How should this character react in this scenario?”
Creativity is definitely not only sectioned off to the writers. Whether you draw, write, knit, crotchet, enjoy calligraphy (<<Something I really admire and love watching!), play piano, sew–whatever you do, you bring your own artistic tastes to that project/hobby/ministry.
1 Corinthians 10:31 states:
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
(Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.)
So, may I encourage you in everything that you do, to glorify God and embrace the unique way you do things. God gave each and every one of us creativity in many different areas, so may we use it to His glory!
Thank you once again, Lydia, for having me on Noveltea. It was a pure joy and pleasure. I had so much fun!
Bekah is a young lady in her twenties and her desire in life is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ in all that she says and all that she does. She loves to write, play piano, read, play with her siblings, and study her Bible.
Since she was a young girl she’s loved to write and God has given her a passion to write books that young children can read that are clean and honoring to the Lord. She blogs over at Bekah’s Books and she started the blog because she wanted to share her journey as God’s child and a writer with anybody who read it.