Ilove words. I love to describe compelling characters and delightful settings. I love to surprise people with plot twists and tall tales. I love to make people sit on the edge
of their seats as they wait for the climax. There
are few things more exciting to me than hearing
someone rave about my book and my characters. Nothing makes me happier than to be left
alone with a marvelous idea, a thick notebook,
and lots of pencils. My favorite part about writing is brainstorming. It’s like living in dreamland to bask in my own book worlds. However,
this love for words can quickly turn into a dangerous thing.
God gave us tongues and, with it, language.
He intended for us to use it for His purpose
and for His glory. Words are a gift. Writing is
a gift. Books are a gift. The author of the best
book in the world is God Himself. But how sad
it is that we tend to abuse these gifts and use a
twisted version of them for our own gain and
pleasure. This is not only selfish, but it can hurt
us and others.
If we allow ourselves to sink down into the very
pits of bad entertainment, we can write morbid
books. We can write about blood and sex and suicide. We can teach our readers to dwell upon evil
and draw away from God by implanting thoughts
44 Summer 2016 • Homeschool Literature
by Sarah Kozycz
How a Teen Can Write an
Exciting and Godly Book
God gave us tongues and, with it, language. He intended
for us to use it for His purpose and for His glory.