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Where did you get the idea for “Inspiration Pop 2929”?

One night I had a dream about a Street Sweeper. I remember thinking this guy would probably rather be doing something rather than sweeping the street. Because I am a Life and Business Coach and love to help people discover and reach their goals, I started to pray about how I might help him. The prayer was very intense. It woke me up. Immediately, it seemed God spoke to my heart telling me to get up and write the dream in my journal. I was sleepy and did not want to get up. He persisted in speaking to my heart. I got up and started writing the dream in my journal. What began as a short, but intense, dream turned into 5 pages in my journal. I started thinking about how the story might play out and continued to write. At a certain point it hit me… this guy was not about to be helped by me… he was about to help me fully discover my purpose in life and help set me on a path to pursue my purpose in life with excellence. As I wrote, the story of the Street Sweeper began to come to life with each paragraph.

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How long did you spend writing the book?

The book was written over a 4-6 week period of time.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while writing?

There were no challenges… each time I sat to write there were new developments in the story. This was the third book I have written. Each one before posed challenges… not this one.

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Do you feel a personal connection with any of the characters?

Yes. There were times I felt a close personal connection with the Street Sweeper, other times I felt a close personal connection with the guy learning from the Street Sweeper.

What are your writing or filmmaking goals for the future?

I am currently writing another book which I hope will be used for a film. I am a coach / teacher / speaker / writer… my goal is to follow Revelation #7 from the film / book and continue to coach, teach, speak, and write. Now that I have been through this process with a group of wonderful and talented people, I want to adapt more of what I do to film.

Anything else?

My prayer is that this film and the book will turn more hearts, and eyes, toward God’s Word for answers.

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Written by Sharon Wilharm

I'm a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker with over a decade of industry experience. I'm passionate about visual storytelling. I know firsthand that you don't have to spend a fortune to make a good movie, and you can tell a powerful story without ever saying a word. My desire with Faith Flix is to educate, inspire, and encourage my fellow filmmakers. I know that Christian filmmakers can make better movies, but it takes education and hard work. I'll help with the education and leave you to do the hard work.

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