Dear Christian Indies,
Coming off our St. Patrick’s Day episode and all the conversation about the “lore” surrounding St. Patrick, we started considering how the term does not necessarily have to center on fantastical events or creatures, made-up “fairy tale” sounding stories, but that “lore” can also just mean the foundations of a family or a community. We discussed how each of us, when we think about it, has our own family “lore”. Some of us, like co-host Christina Cattane, have a more complicated history, and pieces of the past come together for us later in life, providing answers to some long-asked questions. Some of us are more steeped in tradition, with very firm ideas about who we are and how we live.
It made us wonder, dear Indie, how lore affects the characters we write, and the communities in which they live. How big of a role does lore play in our novels? Are there genres which have a greater expectation of lore?
Tune in this week as we discover how lore impacts your characters and your writing—and perhaps explore/discover, along with us, times when it absolutely shouldn’t.
See you there,