Is it a stretch to say that the Apostle Paul is a best selling author?
But no one can argue that his writings aren’t loved, and still purchased, in a book that has sold more copies than any book in history.
I happen to believe Paul had some “help” with his writing. I also believe we can glean some crucial elements from his work as an “author.” So if you’ll allow me, here are some things that stand out to me – in relation to OUR writing.
- Focused on his audience. It was all about them. When he spoke of himself, it was for the sole benefit of his readers.
- Willing to pour his guts out. Pain, anger, love, passion. He was an open… book.
- Unconcerned with being labeled a fool. And never trying to impress. It wasn’t really about him anyway, was it?
- Writing like it was the last chance he had. He held nothing back. Every sentence could be his last. Literally.
- Undeterred by “inconvenient” writing conditions. Go ahead. Complain about your time or equipment.
- Deeply in love with his readers. I suppose that’s where his “Helper” really came through.
How does your writing measure up?
Did I leave anything out?