Welcome to Writing for Christ Courtney Walsh, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?
Gosh, honestly, I think I’ve always sort of been a creator of characters, though I used to focus primarily on creating characters for the stage. When my husband transitioned out of music ministry into Children’s ministry I saw what it looked like for someone to really be walking in their gifts, doing what they were called to do. I wanted that—so I prayed about it and asked God what I was supposed to do…and the answer came back pretty clearly: Write.
What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?
Aside from The Bible, there are several…mostly movies. Anne of Green Gables taught me to imagine, Dead Poets Society taught me to find my voice and use it and also to seize the day…and Good Will Hunting taught me that even two kids from Boston could write a story that changes people. That movie made me want to do the same.
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?
Not to panic. Or to worry so much about whether or not every single person who reads my books will like them. I’m learning that when you’re an artist/writer/person who creates, you aren’t meant to please everyone. Your work doesn’t resonate with all 4 billion people on the planet. And that’s okay. God has a very special path and a special message we’re each telling with our own life. You never know who it’ll impact and how they need to receive the message.
Homemade or take-out? Oh my goodness. Take-out. Preferably Panera or Chipotle.
Email or snailmail? I would LOVE to say snailmail for sentiment but E-mail wins the day for convenience
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Online shopping in my pjs!!
Books or movies? BOTH!
Note-taker or memorization? Note taker and doodler. I find I think better with a pen in my hand!
Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished?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?
Well, A Sweethaven Summer will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first, but the whole experience of writing Paper Hearts and allowing my own story to filter in to the work makes it my new favorite! J
Places for readers to learn more about you?
My website: www.courtneywalshwrites.com
My blog: www.courtneywalsh.typepad.com
Thank you for being with us today!
Thank YOU for having me!! :- )
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