Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reader Interpretation Versus
Writer Intention

Fantasy deals with worlds other than our own, yet it has strong application to the realities of life. Allegory, supposal, applicability, or the range in between allow for the drawing of parallels between fantasy situations and that which we encounter … Continue reading

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Day of Remembrance

“I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales. We’re in one, of course; but I mean: put into words, you know, told by the fireside, or read of in a great big book with red  and … Continue reading

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Good Will Always Win

Story reminds the soul of truth, and a particular scene from Once Upon a Time runs parallel to something God has emphasized to me over the last few days. In this scene (part of the pilot episode), Snow White faces … Continue reading

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Dreamers of Dreams

In 1874, British poet Arthur O’Shaughnessy penned a poem about the impact of storytellers and other creative individuals–poets, musicians, and the like. Through his verse, he demonstrates the way dreamers and imaginative souls have an impact that endures even beyond … Continue reading

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Fantasy Title Trends Part 2:
The Christian Market

The Orbit study I discussed Friday looked at fantasy titles in the general market, and I was interested to see how the Christian market compared. I looked at all 2010-2011 fantasy novels (strictly fantasy, no science fiction or general speculative) … Continue reading

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Fantasy Title Trends

In 2010, Orbit did an interesting study on fantasy cover art and titles from 2009 fantasy novels (graphic below). Although this data is several years old, I still think it shows some trends worth considering. A few things stood out … Continue reading

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What The Avengers Did Right

At this point, no one doubts that that the years Disney invested in The Avengers has paid off exceedingly well.  Only a handful of films have ever passed 1 billion dollar mark worldwide, and in a few short weeks, The … Continue reading

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Four Sources of Christian Fantasy
Short Stories

Although I’m not generally a short story reader, one of the purposes of this blog is to make known different sources of Christian fantasy. And it so happens that a number of online magazines offer an array of Christian fantasy … Continue reading

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The Impact of a Name

A recent New York Times article highlighted a loosely collaborative project between the grandson of Tolkien and the great-great-grandson of Dickens.The project consists of two YA fantasy novels by Michael Tolkien that will be narrated in audiobook by Gerald Dickens. … Continue reading

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DaVinci and the Creative Mind

Recently, I’ve begun to familiarize myself a little with the life of Leonardo DaVinci, an inventor, artist, dreamer of dreams…and so much more. He accomplished an incredible amount in his lifetime, yet many of his ideas remained unrealized until long … Continue reading

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