One major facet of writing visionary fiction is that the author spiritually grows during the writing process. There are periods where I have to put my work aside, either when I’m in spiritual stagnation or not feeling worthy enough to write because of a personal challenge that I have yet to overcome. Only after I sort through whatever issue is troubling me can I proceed. Each book’s conclusion connects me to the lessons learned by the characters, whose interior growth mirrors my own. What I find most revealing is that my characters ascend to a higher level than me; however, they take me one step further on my own path. They inspire me to become a better person.
I posed the question to some of my fellow authors of how they handle spiritual stagnation during the writing process and got some insightful responses…
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As a founding member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, I’m excited to announce that we will be launching on the new moon which falls on August 17th.
The Visionary Fiction Alliance started as a Goodreads discussion group prompted by an article written by Jodine Turner. Saleena Karim and Shannan Sinclair joined in the discussion, and as it grew to twelve members, we decided to form the Visionary Fiction Alliance. The purpose of our group is to bring awareness to visionary fiction that encompasses many different sub-genres. Authors, publishers, reviewers, agents and readers are invited to join us for articles, book reviews and all things visionary.
If you’re unfamiliar with the genre, click here for an explanation. If you’re an author, you may be surprised to learn that’s what you’ve been writing all along. That was the case for me. I found it difficult to find a genre that described my style until I happened across visionary fiction, then I knew I found my home.
We hope to see you there.
Love and light,