As the next hours whisk 2023 away and 2024 is born into a (finally) white winterscape in Minnesota, it is with a contented sigh we look back over a year of changes for our writers group and it is with grateful anticipation we look forward to a new year of good things from the hand of our God, the maker of heaven and earth.
We went from homeless writers in January and February 2023 to finding welcome in a church in Minnetonka. The wonderful and dedicated board members who kept this group from being another Covid fatality ended their extended terms this year. And our group membership has shifted. As we lost many members, we have also gained many who are yet-to-be published authors.
Chawna Schroeder spoke to our February meeting on the two approaches to Christian Fiction and how they affect our writing.
Teachers talk on it at conferences. Editors and agents weigh in with their opinions on panels. Writers debate for hours and flood writing loops with scores of emails about it—only for everyone to walk away more confused than ever. What is “Christian” fiction?