Before I even went to SMBI it was my intention to eventually write a novel set at a Mennonite Bible School. So my brain has been tossing ideas around for quite a while, but in the shower last night something clicked that had never clicked before, and I was ready to get my pen moving.
But one term at SMBI, while giving me a place to start, does not give me enough to write a whole novel with. I would really, really love to get your help with this.
This is the kind of thing I would like to know.
- If you have gone to a Bible School, what happened to you there? Do you have any funny stories? Sobering stories? What did you learn?
- What sorts of things did you struggle with while you were in the 18-23 age range?
- What is it like to go on tour? (Yes, it was by my own choice not to go on tour, and I thought it was a good choice until I realized that I can’t very well write a Mennonite Bible school novel without adding a tour into the plot)
If you have anything to contribute please please email me at Jemilys@gmail.com. In fact, I am so desperate that I’ll throw a bonus into the deal. If you email me your contribution, I’ll send you a story I wrote for writing class when I was 16 titled “Mrs. Finkelstein’s Dentures.”
Edit: Oh my bunnyslippers I left “Mrs. Finkelstein’s Dentures” in CO. In fact all my stories are in CO. I was desperately trying to find a substitute to send, when Jenny showed up with a story titled “The Princess and the Footman” which she told me verbally last summer, and I wrote down and edited.
So if you contribute I will not only send you “The Princess and the Footman” right away, but I will send you “Mrs. Finkelstein’s Dentures” as well once I get my old computer out of storage.