Before there was time, there was God, existing in perfect unity as three distinct persons, a mystery no mortal mind can understand. In perfect harmony they wove the foundations of the earth, established the great expanse of the universe, designed all creatures great and small, and fashioned their most wondrous creation – man. The picture […]Read More Triune Artistry
People ask where I get my ideas. Sometimes I can say, sometimes I can’t. I can say where I learned storytelling, though. I learned it from role playing. This article mentions how many authors got their start through role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. It’s pretty nifty. I got involved in role playing relatively […]Read More The Secret Power Behind Storytelling
Happy 4th of July, everyone! Almost everyone watches fireworks. A beautiful display of danger high above us. Being the good ole American that I am, I went to see some fireworks too. While I was watching, I decided to come up with adjectives to describe the fireworks differently. It’s a fun writing exercise that can […]Read More Finding Inspiration in Fireworks
At the beginning of this, about a month and a half ago, I wrote that my goal was to post three times a week for a minimum of six weeks. Yeah. It didn’t happen. There’s a lot of things going on that I could blame. First, I’m a pastor, and this is Lent – the […]Read More Constipated Storytelling
Lately I have been doing a lot of writing. I have spent hours at my desk at work typing like a boss, and at home sitting on the couch on my laptop I am still going at it. But the stack of things that I need to work on writing keeps getting bigger. Unfortunately, a […]Read More Systems in overload
Wasn’t this blog about… um… Christians writing speculative fiction? Wasn’t this supposed to be about some people writing their speculative fiction that happened to be Christian? So, what happened to the fiction? What’s with all the reviews? I’ve mentioned it before, but it appears I’m in the “READ MOAR” section of a cycle I run […]Read More Whither Fiction?
I’ve always had this thing but I’ve noticed it much more now that I’m in this hyper-reading feeding frenzy. I have a literary event horizon. The event horizon is the imaginary border around a black hole; once you cross that line, you cannot escape the black hole’s gravitational pull. The end of a book also […]Read More The Literary Event Horizon