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Breaking the Silence

I write all my blog posts in my head, at three o’clock in the morning. It’s a problem because they never get written down. They are quite good though, and since I haven’t written them down, you’ll just have to trust me. 😉 SPRING is here....

The Science in Martyred

This week in his blog post titled Can Christian Theology and Science Fiction Coexist? Mike Duran stated: There is a potential incongruity between Christian theology and speculative fiction. Christian theology articulates the known. Speculative fiction probes the...

Knowing When to Quit

One of my college creative writing professors said, “Sometimes you need to know when to quit. Acknowledge you’ve learned all you can from that poem, short story, narrative. It’s as good as it’s ever going to get. Time to move on and apply what...

Show and Tell

I’ve been on the subject of showing versus telling for the last few weeks. Today, I’ve decided to play show and tell with my novel, The Exception. As I mentioned in a previous post, I struggled a bit with characterization when writing the novel. My main character felt...

Novels Are Not Movies

Last Monday I talked about showing versus telling and how the phrase “show, don’t tell” has led to an overuse of showing in modern fiction. Young writers, eager to hone their craft, grasp onto the advice like a knife and hack all traces of telling from their stories,...