Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A Firm Foundation

By Connie S. Hall

As a child, did you ever try to build a house from stones? I did. I laid the stones one on top of the other so they fit together. That is how you construct a story. You put one fact on top of another until the pieces simultaneously become one.

If you didn’t assemble the stones correctly, your house tumbled down. The same is true with writing. If you don’t develop the plot, and create a good story then no one will want to read it. It will collapse.

It reminds me of the parable of the house built upon sand and the one built upon rocks. Matthew 7:25 – And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock.

When you write if you have a good plot and your facts are correct, you will have a solid foundation for your story. When the mighty winds blow, and the storms beat upon it your story will stand.

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