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.
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.
There are elements of myself that I like to keep under wraps and not expose to the general public. That’s just having discretion and being wise. But one of the things that some people would say is a bad move is the fact that I address topics that could potentially alienate readers. But I think you take that chance every time you post something unless you’re not saying much of anything of any real depth. This is one of those uncomfortable posts but necessary and relevant. And here…we…go!