Welcome to Writing for Christ Rosslyn Elliott, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
When I was eighteen and a senior in high school, I carried out a foolhardy plan of visiting New Haven, CT by myself and sleeping on the streets in the shelter of a building, with only a sleeping bag. I’m lucky I lived to tell the tale! New Haven is a rough town.
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
I really don’t, because I love good writing so much that a good book transcends genre. But I only love books that offer a redemptive vision. I’m not fond of bleak and hopeless stories.
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
You have to be willing to write badly, or you’ll never write at all.
5 things you love?
Well, God and my family, of course, but to be a little more specific…I love standing next to a horse at night, when no one is around, and the peace that descends over us when it lowers its head and sighs. I love to see fog roll across green fields. I marvel at the delicacy and intricacy of a single flower blossom. I relish a dry witty remark. And I love to play a board game with friends.
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger. This is a great read and very unusual in its presentation of the miraculous. The story is a positive portrait of faith, which is rare in mainstream literature. The characterizations are brilliant and funny, and the main characters are young people in their teens.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
There’s more about why I write and how I write at my website, www.rosslynelliott.com. Also, I love to get new Facebook connections on my author page, which you can find under my name.
Thank you for being with us today!
Thanks for having me!
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