Enjoy the words of this amazing woman and learn the true meaning of Christian activism . . .
Writers have different motivations. What is it that drives you?
I know this may sound like a cliche, but I am just in awe of the talent that God has given me to write. He has revealed so much to me in his word, that I am bound to share what I have learned with others. I realize and recognize that he has done so much for me in my life, that I must do the same for other women and show them just how much power they themselves have if they would just learn to trust and depend on God.
As a staff writer to Bahiyah Woman Magazine (BWM) www.BWMMag.com, actively searching for a publisher/agent, submitting to anthologies, starting a new job, living as a single mother of two, and enrolling in fall classes, how on earth do you find quiet-time to write?
I generally write late at night when the house is quiet and my sons have gone to bed, but can often find various times throughout the day when something really hits me.
Readers can read about you and sample your work at this link: http://www.virtuousliving.com/wst_page5.html
How do you keep all these threads straight? Do you work from a writer's notebook?
Surprisingly, no I don't use any tools. I generally update my main site each night and will find time when ever to update the rest. Most of what is posted are things that I have already completed so it's just a matter of posting them to my various blogs.
You've been active for years in volunteer and citizenship capacities, working to improve your community in Detroit. In what ways have these experiences affected your writing?
I write about real life experiences. Each of us has a responsibility to our fellow man, to our communities and to our children. So often each of us see so much in the world that is wrong. If we don't take an active part in trying to change some of those wrongs, then we are essentially turning our backs on those that we love, including God. I see my writing as a way to affect change.
Which of your works do you expect to market first: your novel The Lady and the Cabdriver, or your non-fiction Virtuous Women?
I am actually working on marketing "The Lady and The Cabdriver" (At the suggestion of my editors, I actually changed the name to "Serving Justice"), first. I think it so relevant to today's society that I feel that even though it is a work of fiction, the message that lies within, is too important to let pass.
What do you hope to accomplish in your workshop/ seminar based upon "Virtuous Women"?
So often most women can't relate to the story of the virtuous woman because the don't see a correlation between her and today's woman. I take the story of the Virtuous Woman and show women how it relates to the here and now. It doesn't matter if you are single, married, young or old. We as Christian Women need to be able to recognize the lessons in the Virtuous Woman and apply it to everyday living.
If you could give single moms out there one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don't ever feel that you are alone. Things may be seem hard sometimes but when you have the desire and the passion to do what is right, put God first, be strong and know that no matter what your circumstances and situations, you can do all things through Jesus Christ.
I don't know how you find the time to do everything that He has you doing! Thanks so much for your answers.
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share!
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Scott “Frank Creed” Morris
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