Category Archives: Writing

Should Christians still tell stories if the greatest story has already been told?

It’s Good Friday. Last night, I asked my children the question that I used to ask about the name: Why is it called good Friday when it commemorates the day that Jesus died? Especially when Christians believe Jesus is God’s son, the second person of the Trinity. What’s good about anyone dying, especially someone like…

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True Love is a Dragon Fight

True Love in Life and Fiction

Valentine’s Day is two days away (hint hint), and while I didn’t intend to write a blog post about the topic, after just a bit of research to answer questions from curious children, I discovered it’s ripe for exploration. Not being from the Catholic tradition, my knowledge of saints and their stories is limited. However,…

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Archer at sunrise

The Secret Side of Fantasy Novel Research

Books sprout from the soil of research. Yes, even fiction. And yes, even fantasy. As I learned in high school, readers don’t appreciate a writer who acts as if they can do whatever they please with the story. The reader feels like we’re cheating. But I’ve often been asked by readers how I come up…

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