Hello, I'm Curt Stowell,
My first passion had once been, even as a child, writing. But then I learned of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I made this site for Him. It took me three years, seven days a week, but I couldn’t have done it without His help.
There had even been times when I wanted to quit because it was consuming my time and I thought I would never get it finished. Yet, we must remember, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil 4:13).
I’m not the author of the articles included on this site, nor the photographer of the images. I just researched and found that they were related to or somehow connected with the pages of the Bible. They may not be correct, but I did what I could.
So now, writing is my second passion.
People have asked me if I was a professional writer. I tell them yes because:
- I have the education
- I have lived quite a few different lifestyles so I have experience in a variety of ways. Exposure to diverse matters increases one’s mindset.
- I was born with the ability to write. I started my first book at the age of 10. I never finished the book and I can’t remember everything about it (that was 47 years ago) but I do remember it was about a large family and I remember one thing that one of the sons of this huge family said, “Once I had a horse.”
- And I have a thesaurus.
Yet, that doesn’t mean that everyone likes what I write or think I’m a professional writer. Of course, if they’re just readers, and not professional writers themselves, how would they know? I’ll tell you how they know, if you read enough then you know a what a professional writer is. For example:
- I don’t like to read Stephen King. I like his stories/movies, but not his books.
- I like Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). I at least like Tom Sawyer ad Huckleberry Finn.
- I really enjoyed Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
- I like a lot of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories. But I’m not that deep into poetry and to really grasp Poe’s meanings (in my opinion) you have to understand poetry. His stories are incredible so whether you fully comprehend them or not you just have to read them.
- James Patterson bores me.
- Danielle Steel, Nora Robert, and Lee Child, I need to be in the mood for them.
- I can usually read a John Grisham because I like court stories, if I’m in the mood for fiction.
- Franz Kafka. Now this man stands alone, but real close to Poe.
- I read “Crime and Punishment’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky. A very long and dry book, but well written.
- Charles Dickens, like King, adds to much scenario for me.
- I read “The Old Man in the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway and even though I don’t see a plot of purpose I truly enjoyed the book.
- I read “The Antiquities of the Jews” by Flavius Josephus which I enjoyed and learned a lot, but if you’re not interested in the Jews or God it would bore you probably
- “The Pilgrims Progress” by John Bunyan is an amazing book, I've read it four times so far. I believe that if you read it with the Lord, it will lead you directly to Jesus Christ through the Holy Ghost.
- Sydney Sheldon and Harold Robbins have got to be the best fiction writers ever, at least in my opinion.
I could go on and on, but anyway, all of the above authors are without a doubt a professional writer.
It isn’t how many books are sold or read that makes the author a professional writer, but the style he or she writes it in. This style has nothing to do with The American Psychological Association, Modern Language Association, Chicago Manual of Style or any other organization.
The style that the author uses is their own.