Welcome back to day four of my 31 Days of Free Writes on Writing series! <<<That link will take you directly to the Table of Contents for this series, so make sure to check it often for updates, I need readers to hold me accountable to my goals j/k, sort of. Make sure to check out the other bloggers participating, at the bottom of this page on the Five Minute Friday website, and go to the Five Minute Friday homepage to see Kate’s personal posts on 31 days as a Christian Writer, one I’m particularly interested in.
Let’s get this party started….
Fantasy, dystopian, romance, sci fi, mystery, it doesn’t matter. The one thing that drives a storyline forward is a sliver of hope, or two or ten sprinkled throughout. Picture this, the characters are backed against a wall, seemingly completely out of options again, facing death, a break up, or mass destruction, when suddenly the sky clears and a tiny ray of sun shine glints off the surface of a stream and suddenly there’s a chance.
Hope. It drives a reader forward, gives us something to latch onto when all else feels lost. I think sometimes that’s why we lose ourselves in fiction in the first place, because we are struggling and need to feel an escape from our problems, want to remember maybe that our problems aren’t as bad as they could be, and we want to see the heroine succeed. Feel her victory.
If one had more than five minutes for this post, they might be able to argue that the hope of Christ, His unfailing love, is reflected in all works of fiction.
If there was time, which there’s not.
Woot. Another one is in the books! Does hope draw you into the fictional world or is it something else?