Monday, October 10, 2011

The Beautiful Story that God Built

Ideas generate from everywhere, but as Christian authors we recognize the true inspiration behind our writing (and more importantly our 'calling') is from God. So, with that in mind, here's a little fun way of looking at the Genesis of story inspired by the children's rhyme - The House That Jack Built.


Here is the story that God built

These are the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

This is the author, with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

These are the thoughts, all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

These are the words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from the thoughts all spinning and bright in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built

These are the first pages printed seamless and nice, holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.


These are the revisions, some 200 strong, marked across  every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.


These are the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.


These are the edits all tattered and torn, that come from the hours, the short and the long,  to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

This is the author so weary and worn, from making the edits all tattered and torn that come from the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

This is the manuscript, submitted in pride from the uncertain author so weary and worn from making the edits all tattered and torn that come from the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

This  is the agent who encourages and guides with  the coveted manuscript submitted in pride from the uncertain author so weary and worn from making the edits all tattered and torn that come from the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

This is the Editor in awe of her find, from the energized Agent who encourages and guides
with the coveted manuscript submitted with pride from the uncertain author so weary and worn from making the edits all tattered and torn that come from the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

This is the Publisher so eager to bind each page from the editor’s wonderful find from the energized agent who encourages and guides with the coveted manuscript submitted with pride from the uncertain author so weary and worn from making the edits all tattered and torn that come from the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

Here is the book complete for the sale from the publisher’s vision all ready to bind, each page from the editors wonderful find from the energized agent who encourages and guides with the coveted manuscript submitted with pride from the uncertain author so weary and worn from making the edits all tattered and torn that come from the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.

Here is the reader inspired by the tale, from the beautiful book complete for the sale with the publisher’s vision all ready to bind every page of the editor’s wonderful find from the energized angent who encourages and guides, with the coveted manuscript submitted in pride from the uncertain author so weary and worn from making the edits all tattered and torn that come from the hours, the short and the long, to make the revisions some 200 strong marked across every page, printed seamless and nice holding thousands of words, adverb-scarce and concise, penned from millions of thoughts all spinning and bright, in the head of the author with imaginative light, which began from the seeds of inspiration from the beautiful story that God built.


The point of my little bit of fun?
"In the beginning was the Word..." John 1:1
That same Word comes to life in us as we begin the creation of story. What an honor! What a blessing!
WHAT a Calling!!!!

May each story He begins in you touch the lives it was meant to touch, even if the only audience who ever reads it is the audience of One!

Photos courtesy of:
http://www.clancytales.blogspot.com/

http://miriam-english.org/drawings.html

http://uwbwritingcenter.wordpress.com/page/2/

http://www.timetowrite.blogs.com/

20 comments:

Mary Vee said...

You post deserves an applause. See me--standing and clapping!

Pepper said...

:-) Thanks, Mary. I think all I should have done is printed the sentences in italics and then added the LOOOONG paragraph how they're all strung together in the end.

Aritha said...

I like this post!Thanks.

Pepper said...

so glad you liked it - Aritha. It was fun to create

Julie Lessman said...

Gosh, Pep, I truly cannot wait to read your published books someday because you are one of the most creative and expansive writers ever!! This was SO creative AND SO fun!!

HUGS,
Julie

Casey said...

WHAT a great post!! Pep, you are so very talented. ♥ it!

Joanne Sher said...

Ohhh Pepper. This is absolutely beautiful and so encouraging and amazing to me.

Pepper said...

Oh thanks, Jules!!! I enjoy reading my stories (just for the fun of it) - so if the audience of One (or me and One) is all I get - then at least I'll have fun :-)

Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Pepper said...

Thanks, Case.
It was fun to write and work out the rhymes :-)

Pepper said...

Joanne,
So glad to be an encouragement to you. You are such an encouragement to us as an Alley Pal.

Blessings

Keli Gwyn said...

What a clever post, one with a wonderful message. Great job, Pepper!

Julia M. Reffner said...

I love this, so well-written and thoughtful. I love the image of seeds! You are very talented with wordsmithing!

Ralene said...

I've got goosebumps! Thanks for sharing, Pepper! What a way to kick off the week for us writers!

Krista Phillips said...

LOVE THIS Pepper! Truly inspiring!

Pepper said...

thanks so much, Keli

Pepper said...

Oh Julia, WHAT A COMPLIMENT!!! Thanks so much for that. Now if I can just get that wordsmithing moved into my novels ;-)

Pepper said...

YAY! Good goosebumps, Ralene??
Isn't it such a big and beautiful thought?

Pepper said...

Thanks, Krista! God's love is so big - yet it can someone fit inside our hearts.
His thoughts are so GREAT, yet they can somehow be giftwrapped in a way that our minds can comprehend them.
What a wonderful thing!

MrsP said...

When I taught English, I posted John 1:1 outside my classroom door just to remind us all about the power of words and what that power implicates in handling them. You are right..such a privilege!

Pepper said...

Thanks, Mrs. P
And GREAT idea to remind kids the importance of words!!
Couldn't come from a better source :-)