I've found, during my brief stint on this planet, that the best way to learn something is to teach it. Not that I would ever charge money to teach something I knew little about. You'll notice a new link on my blog here to Story Board. This is a joint effort between me and my good friends, Robin Miller, Ronie Kendig, and Dineen Miller.
We were looking for a way to entertain, educate, and learn while doing something fun. What we came up with is a blog where we can write a story, Round Robin style, where each of the four of us adds a bit to the story each week.
One of the biggest problems a new writer faces is developing believable characters. So, to give us a little practice, we're each creating a character and plopping him or her into the middle of our story world. We're inviting our friends to comment on our posts as we go. I'm hoping it'll get really silly. Otherwise we would need a plot.
I see great things happening in 2006 for me and my friends. God is working in the world of Christian Fiction. I'm excited for what the new year holds for us. I hope you are, too. Story Board is one step. Be sure to stop in and see what's going on from time to time. I think you'll enjoy it.
Happy New Year!