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My Kind of Proselytizing

For those of you who don’t know, I am a Christian. Christianity is a big part of my worldview and it inevitably ends up in nearly everything I write, yet none of what I write could be properly described as … Continue reading

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What is Your Story Really About?

So, you have this story: Boy meets girl, boy loves girl, girl loves boy, boy and girl are separated by circumstances, boy and girl try to be together anyway, all hell breaks loose, boy and girl overcome their challenges and … Continue reading

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Long-Term Value

There are stories you want to read over and over again and then there are stories you read once, enjoy for a moment, and then forget about.  Do you know what makes the difference for your readers? For me, the … Continue reading

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The Plausible Premise

Contemporary what-not would have us believe that readers are lazy.  This is true, as far as it goes.  We’re lazy and we’re easily distracted.  We have less tolerance for pages and pages of non-story than readers of old.  More to … Continue reading

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The problem with going to graduate school for a degree in writing, literature, or anything along those lines is that you get a taste for really well-written literature.  You read works by exceptional artists you may or may not have … Continue reading

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The “Should Have Been” Obsession

Have you ever watched a movie or a television or read a book and thought, “They should have…”  Has what “should have been” ever haunted your mind waking and sleeping?  Have you ever been passionate about someone else’s story, only … Continue reading

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The Story of You

Writing is about telling stories.  Even the best of nonfiction writing involves using storytelling to inform, persuade, and entertain.  Fiction, of course, is all about telling stories. So, why is it that most of us writers neglect our own stories? … Continue reading

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