Monday, October 18, 2010

Ready Writers

As you may have gathered by now, I consider myself something of a writer.  I maintain a separate blog for my writing persona, David Seven. 

In fact, one of the regular series on this blog, and the other is one called Faith and Writing, wherein I explore the connection between my faith, and my writing.  For a more complete explanation of why I consider my faith to be tied-up with my writing, might I suggest this post.

Well, about a year ago I was attending a quite day, and doing some meditation on Psalm 45, when I came across verse 1.

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

bible-studying-pen-papgerAnd that verse kind of stopped me. Am I being a ready writer?  I know in the context it is referring to reciting verses of praise, but it got me thinking about how I use my pen.

Am I a ready writer?  Am I ready to use my pen to praise my King?

So I decided to register a new blog, called Ready Writer.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it yet, but I decided to register it anyway. 

Except that I couldn’t.  The name was already taken. (By someone who isn’t even using it!!)  Then, while fiddling with other names, I found that Ready Writers was not taken yet.  So I registered that as a blog. 

And then I realised why I was supposed to set up a different blog; because it wasn’t going to be just mine.  I see it as a blog of some sort with many ready writers using their pens to glorify their King.

But I don’t know exactly how it is going to work. 
Am I going to use it like a Christian writing journal and ask for submissions? 
Am I going to do (daily/weekly) writing prompts and encourage writers to post on the blog? 
Am I going to do a combination of both?

Enquiring minds want to know.

What do you think?  Drop me a line, and tell me how you think I should do this thing.

Thank you.

Oh, yes.  The blog is on WordPress, and can be found here.


  1. You could take submissions? When I first thought the the title, I imagined a blog with posts about all sorts of topics, but all tying in to praising and serving.

  2. I don't know the answers to your questions ... I just know I have longed loved that verse ...

  3. Why does your feed force the font color to white? It didn't use to do this, but now your writing is very faint against the light background that I have set up.

  4. Sorry Karina. That was me. I changed the font to white because it looked better on my blog. The grey was a little too "dirty" for me, and the white makes a nice contrast with the black background.

    I didn't think about how it might be a problem in readers. I'll stop doing it.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  5. I think a combination of the two would be good.

  6. I love the idea of submissions or even just answers to the prompt in the comments.

  7. Submissions, journal, however and whatever will glorify Him, the One Who gives us words.

  8. Whichever way you go, it'll be fun.

    And I love that verse.


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