I love stories where the characters learn something about themselves and grow from the experience. In my book, Ask Me Again, I wanted the hero, Mark, to evolve from someone who pursues wealth and possessions into a man who uses his talents and energies for others. In the story, Mark is confident he can convince the heroine to do something she doesn’t want to do by paying attention to her and charming her with his “Hollywood-caliber smile.” While I was writing Mark’s early scenes I kept this verse from Psalms in mind:
“His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.”
Can you guess whether Mark is successful in convincing her to do the very thing she doesn’t want to do?
I won’t give away the ending, but I will say that Mark was definitely one of my favorite heroes because he was open to learning the lessons God was teaching him. I hope you enjoy reading about Mark’s journey as much as I enjoyed writing it.