Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#ChatWithHannah Episode 5: Writing grief-stricken characters and non-preachy Christian fiction

Today we talk about writing grief-stricken characters, writing playlists, writing non-Bible thumping Christian fiction, and helpful dictation tools.
The video where I talk about music I listen to while writing can be found here.

Recommended C.S. Lewis novels:
  1. The Screwtape Letters
  2. The Great Divorce
  3. Till We Have Faces
The next #ChatWithHannah video is coming out on December 20th, so leave a question below or use the hashtag on social media to get answers.

The #ChatWithIndieAuthor interview with Kyle Robert Schultz will be up on November 29th, so if you have questions for him, use the hashtag below or on social media to let us know!

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#ChatWithHannah Episode 4: NaNoWriMo Tips, Favorite Movies, and Overcoming Writer's Block
Episode 2 of #ChatWithIndieAuthor: Aria E. Maher + eBook Giveaway of The Tangle

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  1. I really want to read Till We Have Faces. I saw it a while back and was immediately intrigued because C.S. Lewis is awesome, and I'm a mythology nerd. I look forward to reading it once I get the chance, but reading lists have a tendency to grow and grow and grow and rarely ever shrink...

  2. Hi, Hannah. I have a character in my current WIP who is not a practicing Christian but was raised in a Christian home. That part of his upbringing strongly influences his decisions even though he no longer believes in God. I am not Christian and I certainly don't want to offend Christian readers by misrepresenting their beliefs. Do you have any advice on how I could work Christian beliefs into my character's personality in a subtle but realistic way?

  3. I've read Till We Have Faces! I really enjoyed it, and it's full of interesting characters and themes. So I'm in your "elite" group. :)
    It's a shame not so many people have heard of it. I much prefer Till We Have Faces to Narnia, but Narnia always seems to be the first thing people think of when CS Lewis is mentioned.
    I really enjoyed the video by the way. Great topics!

  4. What a coincidence! I just got Til We Have Faces from the library this week. It's wonderful so far! I had no idea it was a rare read for most people.
    And I love The Screwtape Letters! I've tried to share it with other Christians I know, but they get nervous because *demons* but that book has really helped me in my faith with Christ so much... Oh well, everyone is different. :)

    I've been trying to read all of C.S. Lewis' books, fiction and non fiction in the past couple months. His books are so deep and beautiful, and his honesty and humor is so enjoyable. I'd certainly love to sit down with him over lunch and just listen to him talk!
    What other C.S. Lewis books do you recommend?

    I'm enjoying watching your #ChatwithHannah videos so much. Great tips!
    And you are definitely doing a great job getting your points across clearly, so don't worry.:)

    Thanks again, and looking forward to your Friday post!
    Sincerely, Emilie.


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