Welcome to Writing for Christ Elizabeth Goddard, it is great to have you here!
Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
So glad to be here. I’ve shared a few interesting facts here and there, so not sure there’s anything left to know about me. But I’ll try this one: My grandfather taught me how to play his fiddle. We enjoyed “jam” sessions every time I went to see him. One of my favorite old songs to play was I’ll Fly Away.
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
I love reading and writing suspense and thriller novels and these can be either contemporary or historical.
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing
Less is more. I recently read two separate articles on this topic, but heroes are more heroic when we see their humanity most of the time and only briefly see their moments of great heroism. One of the articles was specifically talking about superheroes (Spiderman, Superman) but the same applies for the regular guy. Readers need to see the flaws and the guts, the humanity, which makes for a deeper hero. I’m still internalizing that, but its good stuff for developing great characters.
5 things you love?
Putting aside the obvious love for God and family:
A great story, purses, pizza, soft pillows and antique furniture.
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl is a wonderful fantasy novel for YA that I think adults will enjoy too. This novel won the Christy Award last year, as did the sequel this year. I need to read the next book, too.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
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