Tuesday, 25 October 2016

So long and thanks for all the fish!



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: info@omegawriters.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.



10 comments:

  1. Thank you, Simon, for all your efforts on behalf of Omega Writers, in the midst of your own busy life. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Jo-Anne. I look forward to seeing you in Sydney in a few days!

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  2. I loved your Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference, Simon. The title was an immediate hook for me :) Glad you are not leaving us to the tender mercies and terrible poetry of the Vorgons :) I also love your dreams (or visions) of the future. Thanks for the brilliant job you have done as President of Omegas and wishing all the best for the future. Jenny

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I've appreciated all the ways you're involved in boosting Christian writers too. Here's to a bright future for all Christian writing groups downunder :).

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  3. Thanks, Simon for your willingness to roll your sleeves up for we writers. Appreciate all the work you've done much of which I'm sure I'm not even aware of.

    All the very best and look forward to meeting you on Saturday.

    Bless,

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  4. Wow! Congratulations on your hits on YouTube. However, although we understand your reasons, while we are pleased for you and wish you every success, we will be the poorer not having you involved as much with Omega Writers. Many thanks for all you have achieved. Now we all must continue to not only uphold you in prayer, but pray God makes clear to the person He knows we need this next season as our president.

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  5. Thanks for all your work with Omega, Simon. I appreciate all you've done to move the organisation forward, and hope you'll continue to be involved as a member for many years to come.

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  6. Love this:

    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.


    I hope to see it to.

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  7. Love you Simon. Will miss you.

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