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How can Christian writers justify writing fiction?

One of the wonderful things about being a mom of several is that I’m constantly kept accountable. As my kids get older, they ask me some very pointed questions about life, the universe, and everything ... and unfortunately, the answer of “42” just doesn’t cut it most of the time. (Sorry, Douglas Adams!) The latest has to do with why we write what we do. At least two of my eight have a bent for writing fiction, including my soon-to-be-21-year-old son, but after an uncomfortable conversation with another writer, he sent me this. .... I'm still very fed up with writing in general right now, I admit I still have a passion to do the stuff. But the better part of others and my own ambitions for writing is and feels so purely selfish it scares me. People talk all the time about "the message" in their book but there is so much Christian stuff that honestly fails to tell a story [or] that actually teaches some truth in a non-cliche way. How can I justify spending so much time