Monthly Archives: October 2010

Searching for a Good Book (Part II)

In my last post, I told about finding the Modern Library’s list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century – starting to read through the list – and being discouraged at the dark, hollow premise of so many … Continue reading

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Searching For a Good Book (Part I)

Merriam Webster defines literature as “writings in prose or verse; especially : writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest.” I like that definition. It’s a perfect description of what I want in … Continue reading

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The Bible and Fantasy Fiction (Part II)

In my last post, I rambled on about the objections some Christians have to reading fiction in general, fantasy in particular. A Bible-believer myself, I agree discernment is vital. Toward that end, I suggested we start with three general criteria … Continue reading

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The Bible and Fantasy Fiction (Part I)

I realize a lot of people – probably most – consider the whole Bible to be fantastic fiction. I disagree, but that’s not my subject today. I’m a Bible-believer and am not ashamed to admit it. I also enjoy reading … Continue reading

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Why Write?

Ever wonder why you’re doing this? I do. Frequently. Writing can be frustrating. It’s an emotional bungee dive that swallows gluttonous amount of time. We sure don’t do it for the money. A quick Google search revealed that the average … Continue reading

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The Agriculture of Fiction Writing

Last month I had the privilege of attending the American Christian Fiction Writers annual conference in Indianapolis, at which Tim Downs was the keynote speaker. And I gotta tell ya, his first address alone was worth the price of admission. … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Banned Book Week

Yesterday, before I’d had a chance to find it myself, my husband pointed out a column on the editorial page of our local paper about banned books. Banned Books Week was first celebrated (if “celebrated” is the right word) in … Continue reading

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