Snady was in her office, typing away, creating a few posts for her blog there. She was a good devotional writer.
Clickity-clack. Clickity-clack. Clickity-clack.
Who is that?
It’s the Lord–Snady.
Right. Where are ya? Whaddya want? I been good. Sorta.
I want you. to build. an arc.
A boat? You want me to build a boat? But that’s already been done.
No. I want you to build an a-r-c.
Right. What’s an a-r-c?
Look it up.
The dictionary says an “arc” is a curve forming part of a circle, like a bow.
Umm . . .You want me to build a bow?
Here’s something called a “character arc” and a drawing that looks like the St. Louis Arch and . . .
Uh oh. Wait a minute. Lord, this is starting to sound like fiction. You don’t want me to write (gulp) fiction. Umm . . . do you?
Bingo! I want you to build a story, some stories. It won’t be easy, but you’re too comfortable where you are. It’ll be an uphill climb, a wild ride, and you’ll struggle. A lot. But you will grow in the process. And one day you’ll be comfortable again.
Trust me. Still.
Study, study, study.
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