Monthly Archives: April 2012

CS Lewis On Writing

For all the talk of writing styles changing over the past century, much advice given then holds true today. Here’s what CS Lewis had to say to one of his young fans: Dear Joan– Thanks for your letter of the … Continue reading

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Prophet by RJ Larson: A Review

Story Overview (Back Cover Copy) Close your eyes, Ela of Parne. Close your eyes and you will see. Ela Roeh of Parne doesn’t understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She’s undignified, bad tempered, … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Miscellany and
Moonblood Giveaway Results

The giveaway for Moonblood has reached its end, and I’m excited to announce that Kat won the book! Thanks to all of you who participated. I always wish I could give away a copy to each person who entered, but … Continue reading

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Trailer for Upcoming Season of
Dr. Who

This trailer came out almost a month ago, but somehow I didn’t stumble across it until just now. On the chance some of you haven’t seen it, I thought I’d share it here: For Dr. Who fans, do you think … Continue reading

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Books that Cast Vision

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine de Saint Exupery Vision begets action, and … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Inspired Jewelry

When I came across this fairy tale jewelry, I couldn’t resist sharing them (although this post will likely be more of interest to female readers). Taking inspiration from the world of fairy tale and fantasy, Lorianne Jättll of Plumevine has … Continue reading

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A Christian Fantasy Webinar

Since many of you write Christian fantasy as well as read it, I thought I’d share this webinar for Christian fantasy writers that may benefit some of you. Kathy Tyers will present In the Footsteps of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. … Continue reading

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Snow White and Rose Red: Modern Renditions (Part Three of Three)

In comparison with other fairy tales, few retellings of Snow White and Rose Red exist. Although storytellers have re-imagined Snow White and Rose Red in poems, novels, picture books, and films, there’s much in the original story left mostly unexplored, … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Moonblood
by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Mysterious faery realms, evil goblin kings, slumbering dragons about to awaken…what’s not to like in Moonblood? It’s a classic tale of good and evil, only they don’t always appear the way you expect. And it all plays out in an … Continue reading

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Snow White and Rose Red: Themes and Symbolism (Part Two of Three)

When the Grimm brothers wrote Snow White and Rose Red, they chose to incorporate direct morals–and even Christian elements–in a way that clearly instructed the children in their audience. What other tales might allude, Snow White and Rose Red expresses … Continue reading

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