Welcome to Writing for Christ Lisa Harris, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?
Thank you so much for having me!! For years I honestly thought that everyone had characters running around in their heads, and I was simply someone who decided to write them down. My mother-in-law assured me one day that wasn’t true. I now look at it as a gift that I want to use for God. That’s partly what got me started and definitely what keeps me writing.
What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?
I would have to say the very first book I wrote. I can’t even remember the title, but it was about a couple’s journey through infertility, something I was going through myself. It was never published, but it taught me so much about life, and loss, and God, and was instrumental in my own healing.
If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?
The whole process has been a journey of learning for me, and I’m not sure I’d changed anything to be honest. There have been tons of lows—wondering why I was doing this, thinking it’s too hard, convinced no one would read my books—along with a few highs. I’ve learned that awards might be given one day, but someone else gets them the next, so you can’t relay on the ups to keep you going, nor can you rely on the lows—often lies and discouragements about who you are—to stop you. I’ve tried to enjoy the journey and learning process, but probably would simply tell myself to work hard and enjoy the ride!
5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out? Homemade—which is good because where we live we made everything from scratch!
Email or snailmail? Email—living overseas it’s such a blessing!
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? And I’ve also come to love online shopping since we have no malls where we are.
Books or movies? Books, of course!
Note-taker or memorization? Note-taker—I have to write everything down.
Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?
That is so hard! I’m going to say, Blood Ransom, because it was the first time I was able to write the book I wanted to write. You know, that book from the heart. It was a romantic suspense, set in Africa. . .I loved writing that book!
Places for readers to learn more about you?
Would love to hear from you! I have a website at www.lisaharriswrites.com.
Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you so much for having me!
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