Why Do Writers Write?
This question is asked a lot in my circle of friends and fellow writers. Some write to tell a story. Some write because they feel like it's God's calling on their lives. Some write thinking they will gain fame once published and some write to get rich.
This week I got a letter in the mail from a woman in jail. She said that in the facilities she is currently residing in, they are only allowed to read Christian books. She'd just finished reading TO TRUST AN OUTLAW and said that she loved it, something every author and publisher loves to hear. But, it gets better! Because she's only allowed to read Christian books, she has learned more about God while in jail then ever before in her life. She told me she is 45 years old and has two grandchildren. When she gets out, she is going home and teaching her children and grandchildren about God.
Her letter is the reason I write.