Christian fiction. Christian fantasy. Christian sci-fi. Christian writing. Christian writer. All of these things are part of the sub-genres that now litter the publishing landscape. There are pros and cons to having that moniker. I’ve had discussions with others about this very thing and I felt that it was a good time to write an in-depth post on my view on this since I fall into this category. In it, I’ll explain why I am not a Christian writer and how that doesn’t change my ability to market to Christians.
When it comes to choosing a literary genre or sub-genre for a book, it can get a bit confusing. Today, with there being so many genres and sub-genres, It can be enough to drive you bonkers. If you are brave enough to venture into the RIU, I thought it may be beneficial to lay out the details of exactly what you can expect.
There is a maxim that’s true: every writer is first a reader. It’s what inspires every writer to pursue the vocation in any capacity. We write because we read. I believe this is more so true for the novelist than for the nonfiction author but it’s true nonetheless. So, as devourers of stories and knowledge, we look for opportunities to indulge in our first love as much as possible. For the frugal reader, downloading free ebooks is we get our fix and there are myriad ways to find them. Here are my top five ways to get free ebooks.
Fiction writers are in the business of words. We’re in the business of saying something. We are on a mission to say that in both our fiction and nonfiction. There is no such thing as a completely impartial writer. Every writer writes with the specific purpose of saying something specific.