Write Now Literary is pleased to announce The Paschal Lamb, a Christian drama play with author Elizabeth G. Honaker, March 13-17, 2017.
A Word From the Author
A Word From the Author
How to Meet Deadlines and Remain Sane
By Elizabeth G. Honaker, Sometime Author
True confessions: I have been a teacher for over 40 years, and I secretly hate deadlines. I cope with deadlines all the time: half-hour piano lessons with students who have not practiced one note; full-hour tutoring sessions with writing students who don’t have a clue what they are going to write; deadlines for course assignments that I assign my college students that they conveniently “forget” about. It’s enough to drive you insane.
Wait…aren’t I supposed to write about keeping sane? Yeah… well…let’s put that aside for the moment.
Instead, I want you to ask yourself a question: Why do you write? If you’re writing for any of the following reasons, I can’t help you:
However, if you’re writing for any of the following reasons, I can help you:
1. The love of communicating
2. The love of words
3. The love of writing
I know nothing about the former; I know a lot about the latter.
Now bear with me. I’m not going to into great detail about techniques or anything like that. I will simply ask you this: If you love some-one, what do you do? [Allow a pause for reflection.] If you love some-thing, what do you do? [Allow another pause for reflection.] Do you get the connection?
In short, I love to write. Whether it’s a play, or a short story, or an explanation for my writing students, I attack it with gusto. I do it because I love to do it. I stay up late (I have stayed up until 3 a.m.), or I get up early (like 6 a.m.), or I find time in five-minute snatches to complete my compositions by the time they are needed. I get good feedback from friends and acquaintances, but very little of the green stuff. (I won’t say I would turn it down…but I do other things to help pay the bills.)
And remaining sane? Well, I have another confession: It has been a long time since anyone has called me “sane.” Love is like that – it drives you utterly, decisively, irreparably in-sane. (Ask my husband of 46 years!)
Seriously. You make time for what you love to do. And, in all my years of writing, I have yet to find a way to keep sane while doing it. In fact, I am quite insane over the deadline for this blog!
About The Author
Elizabeth Golibart Honaker hails from Sparta, Tennessee, where she teaches writing support and English at Motlow Community College. Her undergraduate degree is in Liberal Arts, and her first MA is in Theology. This has given her the breadth and scope to write over fifteen full-length passion plays in the last twenty years – seven of which are in print with others being prepared for publication – as well as dozens of shorter scripts, short stories, and poems on Christian topics. Her first historical fiction novel, Come Before Winter, was published in 2014. In that same year, she completed her second MA in English and Creative Writing (Fiction) at Southern New Hampshire University.
When she is not writing or tutoring, she spends her time devising new home projects for Allen, her husband of 45 years. She also enjoys communicating with her two wonderful grown children and buying (and making) trinkets for her four lively grandchildren. She is passionate about sharing Christ, missional activities, and her local church. She also loves gardening, sewing, piano playing, and Star Trek as time permits.
About The Book
Martha of Bethany and Barabbas of Bethlehem both experience life-changing events at an early age. Martha experiences the price of sacrifice, and Barabbas experiences the price of hatred. As adults, their lives intersect and they encounter Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah awaited by the Jewish nation. This Christian drama explores the importance of accepting the sacrifice of Christ for sin.
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