Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Genesis 40

Chapter 40 is a dreamy dark comedy. I can see this as a very entertaining and suspenseful side story to the thriller I’m concocting in my head. Was it just me or did you get a little satisfaction by Joseph putting the chief baker in his place? When he saw that Joseph gave the chief cup-bearer’s dream a positive interpretation (like he was doing a movie review or something!), he pops up and says, “Hey! Hey! I had a dream, too!” Can’t you just see the dim-witted grin on his round little face as he looks up at Joseph with great anticipation of a good review?

Joseph doesn’t beat around the bush: you’ll be impaled, and the birds will eat you in three days! Bam! Wiped the smug grin right off that baker’s face!

We see that both of Joseph’s interpretations indeed came to fruition, but that cup-bearer’s gottalotta ‘splaining to do! The end of Chapter 40 is a great place for an ending scene with a long fade-away of Joseph sitting in his prison cell contemplating why the pharaoh never called for his restoration. End scene.

Writing prompt: scripted

I have to be honest with you, I’ve written a lot of things in my life, but never, ever, have I written a full script. In fact, I once dropped a creative writing class in college because one o our assignments was to write a 30-page script. I thought about it for dayzzzzz (up until the day of the final “freebie” drop period). I didn’t even know where to start on that thing! Have you ever written a script? If so, and you liked it, write a scripted account of Chapter 40. If you’ve never done it, do a little research and try your hand at it today. You don’t have to write a movie. Scripts can be used for short skits as well!


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