Friday, April 10, 2009

It's Easter....What Have You Done?

Authors are encouraged to sum up their novel in one sentence for the instance you meet up with an editor or agent and only have a minute or two to pitch your idea to them. In television, this is known as a log line - that short description you see in the tv guide.

Here's a couple of one-liners or log lines I've come up with for my books....

The chance we all long for, the chance to start over ~ The Inheritance.
Are we the sum of our choices? ~ Choices
Can stubborn hearts be tempered unto the will of the Lord? ~ Tempered Hearts
Can joy be found amidst tragedy and grief? ~ Tempered Joy

You'll see these for every novel and short story in the slideshow of covers in the sidebar on my blog.

My husband tells the story of one sermon that has stuck with him all of his life - one sentence or rather one question .....

"It's Easter, what have you done?"

As we enter the holiest weekend of the year - pause and reflect on your life, sum it up in one sentence and then pray that God show you what to change so that at the end of your life, you'll hear the one sentence we all long to hear out of the mouth of our Lord.....

"Well done, good and faithful servant."

God Bless & Happy Easter.

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent, Pam, and thought provoking to me as a writer and as a person of faith. What have we done? It's important to think about. Our faith isn't meant to be status quo - it's meant to evolve and bloom (like pretty white roses! LOL!). Happy Easter!!!!!
Marianne Evans
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