Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Guest Blog: Angela Felsted on Speaking the Stories of Angels

My guest blogger today is Angela Felsted, who is a musician, poet, and nature lover. Her work has appeared at The Christian Poet and regularly at her blog, My Poetry and Prose Place.  I love reading what she has written. When she isn’t writing poetry, she’s practicing her viola, doing laundry, or hanging out with her children at the playground. She sounds like a fun mom ... I'm a boring mom.

Over to you, Angela!

Speaking the Stories of Angels
Advice based on 1st Corinthians 13:1-8
reworked by Angela Felsted

Though I speak the stories of angels, and have written Mr. Jodi Reamer (oops), I am as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Though I have the gift of pacing, and understand dialogue, and know all grammar; and though I have all imagination, so that I could remove plot holes, and stalk Nathan Bransford, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my stories on Andrea Brown Literary agency, and though I give my manuscript to be critiqued, and work not hard, the query letter profiteth me nothing.

For an agent worketh hard, and is stressed, sleepeth not, yawneth to itself, is nearly tapped out, doth not respond to mail easily, seeketh not cliche, is not sold on passive voice, seeketh no revenge; (at least I hope they seek no revenge.) rejoiceth not in telling, but rejoiceth in the voice; beareth no bull, believeth no hype, holdeth no pipe dream, endureth no fool.

An agent may reject, but hard work never faileth.
Hold to hard work, and know someday you’ll succeed.

Excellent advice, Angela!


Angie said...

Ha. That's great! Thanks, Angela.

Anonymous said...

That needs to b posterised and be every writer's mantra! :)

Anonymous said...

That needs to b posterised and be every writer's mantra! :)

Lydia K said...

Great advice, and such a great turn of the original!

Angela Felsted said...

Thanks for featuring me, Tristi. :D

Jessica Bell said...

ha! That was great! I want to put it on my wall!

Laurel Garver said...

Great twist on the familiar Corinthians passage, with some solid advice to boot. Love thou thy call to writing and perservere ye in it to the glory of God. :-)

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