Jessica E. Thomas

Refined Sugar: the Gateway Drug
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In last Monday’s blog post, I challenged readers to consider life without their favorite sugary snack(s). I know it is difficult for some to imagine. It certainly was for me. It is strange to think grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies, which...
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Faith Meets Nutritional Science
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Where do Pop-Tarts come from? A Pop-Tart bush? A Pop-Tart tree? What about those marshmallows in Lucky Charms cereal? Do they grow like grapes on a vine? And God said let there be purple horseshoes, and there was. Hmm. I...
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Genesis and Darwinism: A Discourse
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Monday's blog post addressed evolutionism and creationism.  Funny coincidence.  Today I noticed the latest issue of Discovery magazine had come in the mail.  Lo and behold it includes a special section on Darwin and evolution.  Much to my toddler's chagrin,...
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Monkey Brains and Stinky Sludge
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An interesting discussion occurred on Rebecca LuElla Miller’s blog last week in response to her post "Creation is the Crux". In it, she contrasts Darwin’s theory of
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Be Specific When It’s Significant
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I’m currently revising the first draft of my novel, Maroon Lake. Since I’m in revision mode, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on the process. BRINGING FICTION TO LIFE WITH SPECIFICS It’s been a few (okay, more than...
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Writing for Writing’s Sake – A Vain Pursuit (Part 3)
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Part 1 Part 2 In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, I introduced the notion of “creative boundaries”. But what do I mean by that? The boundaries will differ from artist to artist, writer to writer. As a Christian...
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Writing for Writing’s Sake – A Vain Pursuit (Part 2)
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Part 1 Part 3 People come in all shapes and sizes, various colors, and with various personalities. Some are adventurous; others like to play it safe. Some are emotionally tough. Others are sensitive and emotional. Guess which category I fall...
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Writing for Writing’s Sake – A Vain Pursuit (Part 1)
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Part 2 Part 3 Christian writer/blogger Rebecca LuElla Miller has posed an interesting question over on her blog. She has asked this: How much darkness is too much (in Christian fiction)? Her question got my wheels turning, and sent me...
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Writing Christian Fiction for Generation XYZ
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If you’re expecting tips on how to write for Generations X, Y, and Z, you may be disappointed by what is to follow. I offer no fail-safes, no stylistic pointers. Merely my observations and musings. As a Generation X’er myself,...
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Up and Down and Up…
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The writer in me has been on a mini emotional roller coaster this week. Perhaps other writers can relate. Last year, I was hard at work. I finished The Exception, wrote and created marketing materials for it, deployed a new...
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