Category Archives: Writing

The Enduring Legacy of C.S. Lewis:
A Life of Integrity

Two years ago, the C.S. Lewis foundation began the process of creating a college under his name, one that would reflect his pursuit of Christianity within the academic realm. They want to hold a high intellectual standard, while encouraging discussion … Continue reading

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Ancient Automatons

Perhaps it’s no surprise that as a reader and writer of fantasy, I’m interested in unusual inventions and ancient technologies, devices from our world that may provide inspiration for unique fantasy realms. And the inventions of Hero (sometimes known as … Continue reading

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Imagination and the Infinite Story

“We are all limited to five senses (that we know of), and we must live in and interact with this world, with art and language that is much too big for us. But we also have imaginations and a creative … Continue reading

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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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Does Writing Christian Speculative Fiction Doom an Author to Small Sales?

Recently, Becky Minor over at Call Of the Creator explored the viability of fantasy in the Christian market, and I’ve been considering her comments over the last few weeks. In so doing, I found they sparked some thoughts of my … Continue reading

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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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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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Does Christianity Stifle the Imagination?

Through the years, speculative writers have created fantastic tales. At the hands of these storytellers, gleaming threads of imagination are woven together to craft visions that engage and inspire. And yet, the greatest speculations and imaginings of mankind, fashioned into … Continue reading

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On Writing Contests

This year, I’m volunteering as the speculative fiction category coordinator for the ACFW Genesis contest, and I’ve enjoyed participating in something I know benefits fellow writers of speculative fiction. Today all entries had to go out to judges, so I’ve … Continue reading

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Of Series and Sequels

At one point, JRR Tolkien started a sequel to Lord of the Rings (which is available in The Peoples of Middle-Earth, if you’re interested in reading it). The story, entitled A New Shadow, was set about 100 years following the … Continue reading

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