The buzz of the audience made it clear that much was
expected. Excitement hummed through us all as the evening’s coordinator took
the stage to introduce the main speaker. I had read some of his books – some I
liked, some not so much – so I was unsure what to expect from him as the
plenary speaker at Write! Canada, the country’s largest writers’ conference,
held June 11-14 in Guelph Ontario.
hadn’t really prepared a speech for that night, I groaned inwardly. I’d heard
speakers say that before and had to endure a rambling talk that had little
focus and not much depth. But this speaker, on this night, would prove
it was the highlight of the conference for many of us because the speaker, best-selling
author Ted Dekker, spoke directly from his heart about his life as a young missionary
kid, his life as he became obsessed with writing and his life as success
brought him to his knees and led him to surrender completely to God.
night. I trust they will stir your hearts to ponder :
the beautiful path of surrender.
for your success.
discover your true beauty right now through your writing.
so focus on your writing as a means to knowing God.
in your own darkness.
be about transformation.
that will be swept away. But we are left with what has happened in us and what
we find within us – God himself.
and write it. Bleed on the page.
firstname.lastname@example.org ) and will be available on The Word Guild’sWebsite in the near future. I highly recommend it to all writers of faith.
|Marcia accepting The Word Award for||her short story, An Unexpected Glory at Write! Canada 2014|
Canada where she is a pastor’s wife and mother of three adult daughters. She
was the winner of The Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel,
One Smooth Stone. Her second novel, A Tumbled Stone was also short listed
in the contemporary fiction category of The Word Awards in 2013.
Janette Oke, Phil Callaway and Mark Buchanan.
devotional for writers can be downloaded here.