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    More than just doctrine the bible is a person unvelied as the Word

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joshuad31, Dec 24, 2010.

    Hi,

    I have not done any creative writing in over 10 years but I just felt drawn to spend a little bit of time trying something. Maybe I will research the civil rights movement and tie in non-violent protest with some of what I know about the bible.

    I don't read the scriptures for doctrine, knowledge, teachings, morality or ethics. I read the bible because if a person is fortunate enough to touch the spirit behind the printed pages then the words themselves become life to the recipient.

    My perspective on the bible is different than the majority of other readers I encounter. This does not invalidate their experience. Everyone's experience is personal to them and subjectively there is no right or wrong way to experience the bible. But clearly the bible's Author had an intention in presenting it for others to read. If you believe that this intention is (merely) to impart morality, ethics or good behavior then there isn't much I can say other than my experience is different. When I read the bible I get the divine life, just my personal experience, others are free to experience the bible whichever way they please.

    Since the bible is interwoven into the fabric of my life history, helps comfort me in my day to day trials, and provides a vision that governs the actions I take in the future it is a very personal experience for me.

    I know that I have to review two pieces of work in order to post something for review but I don't have anything helpful to say about 95% of what I read because its foreign to me.

    if someone would like me to review their work and ask me how it relates to the line of life (or other themes) in the bible then I can get in two reviews and post my own material. Otherwise I don't know if I can constructively review anything in a way that would be of help to other people so that I could get two reviews and post what I wrote.

    So help me help you. Have you ever written something and wondered "does this at all relate to anything in the bible?" - well I am not a theological seminary graduate but I might be able to help you.

    ~J
     
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    Welcome to WF!

    I am glad to see you are willing and eager to critique, and I look forward to your unique take on the process. This site is like life: A few loving extraverts, lots of cool-kids, a few fair law-types, and some grumpy folks. Its a great place, I hope you enjoy your stay.
     
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    Welcome sir and enjoy your stay!
     
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    Hello Joshua, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     

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