• General,  Novel Writing,  Travel

    Literary Travel

    I’m writing a book set mostly in Hilo, Hawaii. I’m visiting the town this month and it will be the first time I’ve gone to a place with the sole intent to research and gather information for my novel. Granted, this is also my first novel. Because two of the five days will be consumed by traveling to and from Hilo, I’ve planned out every hour of every day of the five day trip. I have two appointments to meet with local pastors and rented a car for two days. I plan to walk the town the rest of the time. Having visited Hilo on vacation in 2017, I have…

  • Novel Writing,  Quote,  Religion

    Mere Christianity

    “He [a Christian] does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a greenhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the sun shines on it.” – C.S. Lewis I’m working on a novel with Christianity as a strong theme. Reading about Christianity and preaching has been interesting and has helped me with my own struggles with religion. C.S. Lewis was an atheist prior to becoming a Christian and then a prolific writer on the religion, including the Chronicles of Narnia. I’m looking forward to reading…