Friday, January 14, 2011
What do you want more (or less of) in Christian fiction? Readers weigh in!
Hello, all. Dana Mentink here. I have been following a discussion thread on Amazon over the past few months. The topic is Christian fiction and as I writer of that very thing, I found the answers interesting when the question came up about what readers wanted more (or less of) in their inspy fiction. I've culled a few comments for this blog.
More of the male point of view.
More Hispanic, Latin, Native American protagonists.
More exotic locales.
Romances featuring older (45+) couples. (This came up a lot.)
More deeply flawed characters.
Better writing. (Ouch!) Commenters suggested that Christian fiction can be dull, preachy, with stiff and predictable prose.
More spiritually mature characters. There should be some people to act as guides in this area. Not all characters need to be new to the faith.
Well what do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? Want to add some more recommendations?