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Bible Fiction - What Are the Rules? [by Jacob Mooney]

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Here’s a can of worms… What are the ‘rules’ for writing Christian Fiction, especially fiction that expands upon existing stories in the Bible?

As someone interested in creating my own expansion on Genesis 6:1-4, I have read a lot of what other authors have done with that section specifically. In the last 10 years, public interest in that story has been growing, which means authors (or would-be authors like myself) then undertake to tell their version of the tale.

Unfortunately, out of all the novels based on Genesis 6:1-4, I have only enjoyed one. For many of them, the stories, characters and writing was just awful – some of the worst I’ve ever subjected myself to, which is a shame, and does an incre