Open with something interesting & irresistible: Our audience wants to be engaged from the start. Often, an exhilarating story opens with the crime itself, and then unfolds. To capture our audiences, we can sometimes use flashbacks while the hunt for the culprit continues.
Here’s the bottom line: as a writer, my reward comes from God, not the person in charge. Thank goodness, God forgives and gives me other chances because he loves me. He leads, and I follow his example of perfection. As a writer, maybe your reward might be something different...
If you have watched or listened to any of Frank Perretti's stories then you can testify to how animated he is. Perretti draws in his listeners using multiple character voices, silly sounds, vivacious body movements, and on stage demonstrations. Perretti is a wonderful example of how God uses our authenticity and uniqueness in the ministry work He has called us to.
But in all seriousness, I find Patricia to be one of the most unassuming people one could meet. Yet, she is full of humility, whimsical talent, wisdom, and creativity. Also, it’s not often you meet someone who operates with a strong left and right brain. She proves you can have it all! Admittedly, I’m slightly jealous and I do need to pray about issues with envy since meeting Patricia. But that’s for another conversation.