first-draft short stories inspired by Scripture
from author & filmmaker paul andrew skidmore
|Feb 1, 2020||2|
sketches from Scripture illuminate Scripture through everyday storytelling. some entries are metaphoric or allegories, most are simply inspired by the Scripture prompt.
most are first drafts; i do these as exercises a few days a week to stay sharp with my writing skills or experiment with some aspect of writing i’d like to work on. my expertise as both a writer and a theologian are essentially “armchair” level, so please manage your expectations accordingly.
my process is:
find a Verse of the Day somewhere for a prompt
spend ~25m freewriting about possibilities and sketching out a story
spend ~25m writing a very short fiction inspired by the Scripture selection
quick edit for spelling & grammar
post one weekly
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but the heart of it all is the stories. i hope you are entertained by them, challenged by them, and inspired by them. you can also see my writing process and how it develops.
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