Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Focusing on the Purpose

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I was asked last week about my writing. What type of writing am I doing and why am I doing it? Thankfully, I've given some in-depth thought to this very question.

I've read some amazing bios from current Christian authors, how the Lord brought them through terrible situations. Not only did they survive, but they thrived and now share, in the midst of their pain, their stories. Women with similar situations of abuse or misuse can identify with the characters in their books. As they read the fictional success stories, they can grow closer in their relationships with the Lord, right along with the lady in the book they are reading.

I don't have a story like that. Oh, I'm not complaining, but it's a fact. I've been blessed through my life. Even though my parents were divorced when I was really young and I technically qualified as a latchkey kid, the Spirit protected my brother and me.

My lack of a dramatic history led me to wonder about my own audience. Who could I be writing for?

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “Focusing on the Purpose

  1. Thanks so much for visiting, Lenore. Your blog is inspiring! I'm so glad I found it.Blessings!

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  2. Thanks for an insightful post, Marji. I write nonfiction and a blog, "stories" of a sort, I guess. My books have been about marriage and family, all from a Christian perspective. At the moment I'm working on a book for moms. My blog takes a broader view. Who reads it? I dunno. I get comments (verbal) from women of all ages, not just moms. I even have some men who follow my blog. When I ask why, they say something like, "Well, it's interesting," which doesn't help me narrow it down.Good for you and your writing challenge to yourself!

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