God is in the Details

In a post on QueryTracker yesterday, I read: “In one writing seminar, a classmate wrote in my margins, ‘God is in the details.’  While that quote comes from an architect, a good writer will use details to infuse the work with life.” 

The article went on to talk about “verisimilitude,” a term which I’d never heard of, but apparently is used by writers to describe how “details create the world, and the world interacts with the characters.”

I stopped reading and pondered the thought that God truly IS in the details.

I realized then that when I outlined my routine for writing, I forgot to include one step that I find essential. That is, to pray to God for help. I do this because I believe creativity is a gift.  And I can use all the help I can get.

There have been times when I’ve been discouraged about writing and ready to quit, throw in the towel as it were. However, when I’ve prayed and asked if I should stop or continue, something has happened to keep me going. Every time. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe it is for my own personal growth. Maybe it’s because something I write will someday help someone else along their path. I don’t know. But I keep writing just the same.

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