We at Kingdom Pen are here to announce that our upcoming issue (May/June) will include an exclusive interview with Daniel Schwabauer.

Daniel Schwabauer is an award-winning author, teacher, and creator of the One Year Adventure Novel, the Amazing Gospel, Amazing True Life Stories and College Boot Camp.

His professional work includes stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books and scripting for the PBS animated series Auto-B-Good. His young adult novels, Runt the Brave and Runt the Hunted, have received numerous awards, including the 2005 Ben Franklin Award and the 2008 Eric Hoffer Award. He graduated from Kansas University’s Masters program in Creative Writing in 1995. He lives in Olathe, Kansas with his wife and daughter.

Here are previews of a few of the questions Kingdom Pen asked Mr. Schwabauer:

  

How does your faith in Christ affect your writing?

I used to write because I wanted people to read my words. Now I only write when I have something to say. This is a direct result of Christ changing my life from a miserable me-centered existence to something more purposeful. I don’t claim to be perfect.  In my stories I tend to avoid some of the techniques and tropes of Christian fiction because I believe that in some ways Christian fiction limits itself too much…

 

What are some of the most effective ways you have found to incorporate Christianity into your writing?

I don’t really try to incorporate Christianity into my writing for the same reason that I don’t try to incorporate Christianity into my life. It’s too essential to be incorporated, tacked on, or added to the mix. It has to inform and undergird everything else, not complement it. Christ is the starting point, not the message at the end…


When writing a book that contains more than one POV, how can an author give each POV character a narrative voice that is distinctive from the other POV characters, even when writing from a 3rd Person Perspective?

You have to get inside the head of every POV character and see the world through their eyes. Failure to see things from each character’s unique perspective is what ruins their narrative. Readers can tell when…

The entirety of the interview with Daniel Schwabauer will be published in Kingdom Pen’s upcoming issue, available only to subscribers. Not subscribed? Just click here and you will be taken to the “subscribe” page. Then simply leave your name and email and you will be added to the distribution list.