“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow.” The Pursuit of God A. W. Tozer
A cord of three strands is not easily broken
Writing can be a solitary experience but writing to be read involves community. Community means collaboration. For us collaboration comes in the writing process, two writing one book. Collaboration also comes in working with a writing group, an agent, an editor, a publisher, a book designer, an illustrator and book seller, even a reader.
Writing involves community.
For us, we had to have unity in faith to have unity on the page. In collaboration there will be differences of opinion, which are good and bring growth and depth to the work. It is in the resolution of the disagreements that our faith is exercised. We decided that we would never go forward in any area of writing or publishing without agreement. We begin each writing session with prayer and are constantly submitting the work to God.
Staying in harmony with God keeps us in harmony with each other. As we constantly try to align our work with God’s will we align ourselves with each other.
Who is a part of your writing community? How do you stay on same page?
Laurie and Betsy
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