Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My Story World by Elizabeth Goddard




I love the summer movie season! How about you? The whole family loves to go see action-packed blockbuster movies. Recently my husband and I went to see the new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie, and I enjoyed yet another reimagining of the tale as well as the creative cinematography. As I watched the story unfold, I couldn’t help but think about how blessed I am to be able to write stories for a living. 


In my free time I can see movies or read novels—for entertainment, of course—but with each new story world I enter, I’m inspired with a new idea or a new perspective on a current work-in-progress. So everything I do for enjoyment will also apply to my job, if you will. Another way to put it, my life is pretty much all about story.



Adding to that, each morning I try to listen to the Daily Audio Bible—I listen to the greatest story before I start my day. It’s the best way to start your day, if you can. The Bible is brimming with stories of love, intrigue, betrayal, revenge, redemption, and much more. As I listen, I’m trying to hear the heart of God as the narrator reads (Brian reads it fresh every day), but I’m also amazed at how the Bible characters—all of them—are a reflection of ourselves. If you look close enough there’s something to be found, something to be learned from every Bible character. Something to apply to myself as I go about my day. Or even a nuance to apply to a story I’m writing.



So I start my day listening to the greatest story, then I work on the stories God gives me, and I end my day reading someone else’s story! I couldn’t be more grateful to God. What a blessing. And of course, I hope and pray with each novel I write that it will bring readers closer to Him.



I’m giving away a copy of my current release FALSE SECURITY to one lucky winner. It’s book 3 in Wilderness, Inc.


To enter the drawing, leaving a comment and tell me your favorite summer movie--either what you want to go see, or what you've seen. Leave your contact information. (U.S. only)




NO SAFE HAVEN

Arriving at her secluded cabin to find her brother missing, Olivia Kendricks follows his trail into the woods—until two shooters take aim at her. She only escapes when ex-detective Zachary Long, her brother's friend—and Olivia's first love—comes to her rescue. Now as they run for their lives in the snowbound wilderness, they must search for her brother while figuring out why someone wants them dead. And though Zach's police force training may be what will save them, it's also what once drove them apart when he gave Olivia up to chase his dream. In a freezing landscape as deadly as it is beautiful, they'll have to let go of the past…and face down powerful men willing to kill to keep secrets buried.

16 comments:

  1. I done usually go to the movies but I would love to go see Guardians of the Galaxy.
    jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  2. Beth, to a writer, every day and every experience is a possible story waiting to happen. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beverly Duell-MooreJune 7, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    That's kind of a hard question for me to answer. i don't usually watch movies (I'd rather be reading!). The "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson. I don't even watch TV!

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    1. Beverly Duell-MooreJune 8, 2017 at 1:13 PM

      I forgot to leave my email!
      duellonlysis(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I hope to see the new Wonder woman movie and also Cars 3 looks like fun.

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    1. forgot to add email: sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  5. I want to see the new Pirates movie. I live with a family of Disney lovers.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  6. Well, I don't go to the movies much, but back in the day, my favorite summer movie was Jaws. I've read this awesome book as a digital copy but I'd love to have a print copy.

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  7. We're seeing Wonder Woman and the new Pirates of the Caribbean movies this month, then Despicable Me3 in July, and - wait for it - did you know Kenneth Branaugh's re-done "Murder on The Orient Express"? That's in November so isn't a summer movie but I'm so glad a pro took on that re-make! And I've already read "False Security" and loved it.

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  8. Hubby and I recently saw the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Wonder Woman and Megan Leavey. The were all good, and definitely worth seeing, but my favorite of the 3 was Megan Leavey. <3

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  9. Going to see Cars 3 with the grandkids.
    Thedanielsr(at)Comcast(dot)net

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  10. Despicable Me 3 is on my list to see :) But the new Pirates of the Caribbean looks good as well!

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  11. I don't get a chance to see many new movies but I would like to see Wonder Woman. I was a fan of the TV series and I would enjoy seeing this version.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I don't watch movies but read a lot of great books. I read Christian fiction in almost all of the genres. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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