The Desert of Failure Becomes Blooms of Writing Ideas

The scandal swirling around Herman Cain has been all over the news. As of now, the facts still need to come out. We don’t know what happened and we’re not going to address that issue specifically. But it highlights the fact that we keep expecting people to be perfect. No one is perfect.

Everyone has failed morally. Even the man after God’s own heart—David—failed in monumental ways.

Personal Experience/How-To Pieces

Have you experienced a failure? How did you deal with it? How did you overcome it? What did it do to your relationships? How did you see God work through it?

Were you hurt through someone else’s failure? How did you reconcile that relationship?

What insights can you share with readers? A how-to piece can guide your readers through the process of repentance, forgiveness and restoration.

Meditations/Devotionals

What Scriptures helped you through the moral failure—yours or someone else’s? How can you help your readers apply the Scripture to their situation?

What did God teach you about repentance? About forgiveness? About trust? About marriage? About authentic friendships? About an ethical workplace? About honesty?

What insights do you find in biblical stories of moral failure?

God promises to remain with us through all of our trials. You can remind your readers that God hasn’t abandoned them.

Profiles/Interviews

Do you know someone who has gone through a moral failure and came out stronger on the other side? Are they willing to share their story? Can you do a profile on them?

Fiction

How can you take a personal experience of moral failure and incorporate it into fiction? How would your character handle it differently? What choices would your character make that you didn’t? Which of your choices would your character emulate?

A failure isn’t the end of the story. The dry desert pain of a moral failure can transform into seeds of growth and flowering blooms of writing ideas.

© Deborah Christensen

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Posted on November 9, 2011, in writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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