When God Calls You Elsewhere

Would you be willing to reorganize your priorities as a creative writer, even severely, if it became obvious you could serve God and man better by doing so? Here’s what John Wheeler has to say…

The New Authors Fellowship

Guest Blogger: John Wheeler

Those people who know me very well know that I’ve had a lifelong habit of creating a fictional construct, getting frustrated by the inherent logical self-contradictions in it and the inevitable moral lacks in it, and throwing all or part of my work out because of it, only to be compelled to start all over again when my mind resolved whatever logical and moral conundrums faced its unconscious workings. To paraphrase Mark Twain about quitting tobacco smoking: “Quitting speculative fiction writing [for these reasons] is the easiest thing in the world. I ought to know because I’ve done it a thousand times.”

The reason I’m still writing, of course, is because I’ve always gotten up one more time than I quit. Beginning some years ago, in the 2000’s, I also stopped throwing things out, and so was able first to self-publish online, then to be published…

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3 thoughts on “When God Calls You Elsewhere

    1. You are most welcome, John. It’s a fabulous essay and just what I needed this morning. I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that the Lord works in such wonderful ways.

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