Christian Dragons & Fairies & Droids, Oh My!

Magical Creativity in Christian Fiction A Christian Approach to Alternate Reality Stories Recently, I was asked on Quora about Christian use of magic and alternate reality in fiction. After thinking about it for a while, I wrote to a guru on the topic, Steve Laube. Steve began Enclave Publishing to build credibility for a uniquely Christian […]

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To Please the People

At what point should a writer write to please the people, and at what point should a writer write what should be said? A lively discussion on this topic was recently on Steve Laube agency’s “What’s Wrong with my Book” blog post by Tamela Hancock Murray. The wise recommendation was made to not defy the market’s […]

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BEST OF THE BEST Sites for Writers

All Christians are in a state of flux… ALREADY/NOT YET: We are  already, but not yet. We are  already, but not yet. We are  already, but not yet. We are  in God’s eyes, but not yet in the world’s eyes. As writers, we also know we have never arrived, but are on a journey to continually improve […]

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Review of Playing Saint, by Zachary Bartels

Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels, which came out in 2014, gets top score in my book. As a pop Christian novel, it does an excellent job of intertwining history, intrigue, character development and theology.   The protagonist is an up-and-coming tele-evangelist called Parker Saint. In avoiding a scandal, he comes face to face with “a demanding […]

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Review of Mr Nary by Roo Carmichael

I made the mistake of starting to read Mr. Nary in the hospital waiting room. Not a place to be guffawing every ten seconds or so. The wry sense of humor, the unexpected turns of phrases, the laughable story and story-within story and novel within that story with a romance on the side, the ability to […]

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Tips for Teaching Kids to Write Their Own Stories

As an author myself, I find the task of planning, writing, and editing a story challenging. How much more so for kids when they are told to write a story. “What am I supposed to do, Teacher?” they ask. Then they give you what they wrote. Sometimes the stories work, sometimes they don’t. Teaching kids […]

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