This will be my last post as president of Omega Writers. I may be referencing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in my title but unlike the exceptionally intelligent dolphins of his books, I won't be abandoning Omega Writers to the bureaucratic terrors of a Vogon construction crew. I'm happy to hand over but I also intend to hang around to help out the new team. As always, there's a lot to do!
Jesus called us salt and light. With or without my involvement, I pray that Omega can continue to help Christian writers to grow in their craft and their understanding of creative business. One day, I hope to see writers from among our ranks penning truth-filled, grace revealing best-sellers that set millions of readers on a search for the light of the world. I long to see our writers tell prophetic stories that challenge corruption and oppression with their authenticity, power and reach.
The pen (or in our age, the keyboard) can win hearts in ways that swords (or bombs) never can. And we know from countless biblical references and our experience that we will achieve more together.
Here are some of the ways you can contribute:
- Wait on God. Let Him lead you to the stories only you can tell, the ones He wants the world to hear through your unique voice.
- Become the best writer you can be so that the excellence of your craft enhances your God-given stories.
- Learn everything you can about the business of writing to maximise the chances of your stories cutting through the noise.
- Find a way to help other writers on the journey.
The new (and soon to be confirmed) Omega Writers management committee has a number of roles for people to fill, both small and large. Or maybe you have an idea and would like Omega's help to see it become a reality. Why not contact them and have a chat? Check out the website or send them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, our words can change the world.
Simon Kennedy is the outgoing president of Omega Writers. He is stepping down from the role to spend more time helping out with his kids' school and extra-curricula activities, and to pursue opportunities in television and film. His YouTube Channel, Songs with Simon, has over 20 million hits and if the finances come through one of his TV show concepts will be on Australian screens next August.