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Growing a Novel
Since I'm done growing a baby, I thought I'd move on to growing a novel,...
Welcome Noah!
Baby is here! Needless to say, this blog is on maternity leave. Will return after...
Post-ACFW Conference Thoughts
Ugh. That has nothing to do with the conference. It's just how I feel in...
Pre-ACFW annual conference thoughts
The American Christian Fiction Writer's annual conference is coming up this weekend in Indianapolis. I...
Jesus in the Cold and Dark
Over the three day weekend, my family and I took a road trip to Columbus,...
Knowing When to Quit
One of my college creative writing professors said, "Sometimes you need to know when to...
Poem Published in Every Day Poets!
Okay, I've been waaaaaaaaaay too busy. I FORGOT that I had a poem published in...
Star Trek and the Occult?
Last week I talked a little about Star Trek and humanism. While writing the post,...
Star Trek and Humanism
A couple weekends ago I went to see the new Star Trek movie. Yes, I...
Show and Tell
I’ve been on the subject of showing versus telling for the last few weeks. Today,...
Novels Are Not Movies
Last Monday I talked about showing versus telling and how the phrase “show, don’t tell”...
Taking the Risk
You’ve probably heard “religion is a crutch” or more specifically “Jesus is a crutch”. Well,...