07-11-2007 11:28 AM
author, Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?
07-11-2007 12:28 PM
One thing to keep in mind about spiritual writing is that it is potentially controversial. Most people won't blast you for it, but most won't comment if they disagree. I'm probably a rare exception to this rule but I hope I am always respectful. Even I don't respond if I think the writer is so far out that a dialogue is impossible.
My suggestions for spiritual writing are
1) get your facts straight
2) stick to why you believe what you believe and how you benefit from your beliefs rather than criticizing other belief systems
3) try to be clear about the difference between your religious opinions (of which there is much disagreement and little to no hard evidence) and generally accepted fact.
4) if your belief system allows for doubt, multiple interpretations, admits we don't really know the source of(the truth behind) our spiritual longings, or admires a variety of spiritual systems, that makes for good writing and reading.
5) expressing spirituality through fiction can sometimes work better than essay style writing.
07-11-2007 04:45 PM
02-05-2010 12:01 AM
Wow. Your comment was written some time ago, but I am a spiritual writer and am in the throws of looking how to publish my book. How did you get yours published? I think the spiritual genre is popular because there are many more interested in the subject now, especially because of 2012. I would be interested in talking with you about your book experience since I am a first time author. Looking forward to hearing from you. --Pat