It’s mid-semester in my beloved Creative Writing class, and now the assignment bids me reflect on the wonderful writings of myself and my fellow classmates, who have named ourselves The Writers of the Round Table.
- Which Journal entry is your favorite and why?
I’d have to say my favorite journal piece I’ve written is His Power Made Perfect in My Shyness, because I really put my heart into that one, which made God’s power seem to work through my writing! I’ve noticed that the more of my heart I put in my writing, the more people seem to relate to my message.
- Which Creative Writing assignment is your favorite and why?
My favorite Creative Writing piece I’ve written would probably be my short story retelling of the Prodigal’s son. I actually didn’t realize till later that it was supposed to be a modern retelling, but I ended up really liking it anyway. I love to tell stories from the perspective of Bible characters, because it helps me to appreciate those stories better and understand more fully the message God is trying to bring across. If you’re interested, I have several other short stories told from Bible characters’ points of views on this blog:
Abigail the Intelligent – story of Abigail wife of Nabal and how she changed King David’s mind.
Anointed – story of Mary sister of Martha and Lazarus when she anointed Jesus’ feet.
The Girl Who Died – story of, well, the girl who died… when Jesus was in town.
The Samaritan Woman – story of the woman at the well… when Jesus was at the well, too.
- Do you have a least favorite?
Yes, I’d have to say I really didn’t especially like my Four Men in a Furnace poem. I wrote that on a trip, so I was just trying to get the words on paper, and adding metaphors and other wonderful poetic elements was in a land far, far away from my mind… 😉
- Do you admire anyone else’s work?
I really do love my classmates’ works and I’m really excited to be in a class with so many amazing writers.
I didn’t get to read all of them, but from what I’ve read I really admire Queen Guinevere’s Trials of Character, which showed how one Bible verse can change your whole perspective.
I also loved Morholt’s Affliction and Glory—I’m going to think of that verse in a totally new way now!
King Arthur, Owned It was such an awesome, creative piece, told from a unique perspective. Well done!
I’d have to say I thought your fables were really clever, Lancelot, and the illustrations are so good!
Ywain, I loved your journal piece An Interesting Connection—it truly was interesting and very insightful.
Elyan, Here’s My Everything was just so beautifully written and inspiring. The picture you put with it is perfect!
Finally, Taylor, I loved your poem Purest of Peace. Amazing word choice and creative formatting—it draws you in and conveys God’s peace really well!
I loved each one of my classmates’ work; sorry if I didn’t get to yours!
If you are having trouble with remembering the names of the Writer of the Round Table like I am, here’s Morholt’s awesome post that explains everything. 🙂
I am just realizing how many of these our journal 7 assignemts, lol! Anyhow, I really have enjoyed sharing my writing as well as reading my classmates’ writing so far.
Hope you have an amazing week and second half of the semester!