There’s a new show this fall called “Forever.” The main character, for unknown reasons, can’t die. He dies, but then he comes back. So, he has made it his life’s mission to figure out why he can’t die by studying death, his own–every time he dies he writes down a record of the experience–and other […]
Apparently, the internet is in a tizzy today because of Kim Kardashian’s butt. Yeah, that’s a real thing. I have no interest in knowing why her butt is such a spectacle, so I haven’t looked up the pictures that are making her more ridiculously famous than usual, and I have no intention of it. I […]
A man held the door for me at the gym the other day. This is a common enough courtesy, but for some reason it got me pondering. This man was much bigger and stronger than me. He was also younger than me. So maybe he was a gentleman holding a door for a lady, or […]
In the media run-up to the release of the new Left Behind movie, I saw this picture posted on Facebook: This postapocalyptic survivor theoretically asks, “Why didn’t anyone warn me?” And my only response is…seriously? Hasn’t the church been warning people for two thousand years? We have. The problem is, few people are listening. And […]
Jigsaw puzzle.In other words…story plot. (Stretching a bit there, maybe? I couldn’t come up with anything else for J.) But, whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, sometimes story plots really do feel like jigsaw puzzles. Those really, really big, 1,500 piece ones. And to make matters worse, it’s of an abstract painting. And your […]
We have a new addition to the Publishers page. Anaiah Press is a Christian publisher handling a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. The Anaiah Presence imprint includes adult genre fiction, focusing on speculative fiction, thriller and suspense, science fiction, supernatural, and dystopian. The editors in this imprint are looking for books that are “light […]
Magpie Eclectic Press us a new small press looking for “all subgenres that fall under the Christian Speculative banner,” and is also open to works that are “not strictly Christian and that would appeal to a more secular audience” as long as they are not in opposition to a Christian worldview.
When I was growing up, my room was almost always a mess. Seriously. I hated cleaning–and I was definitely one of those that felt that if my room was clean, I couldn’t find anything when I needed it. Of course, it would only take me 2 seconds to find something in my own chaos. When […]
On Facebook, a colleague asked for an explanation of this Buzzfeed article: “29 Freeing Truths Of Being A Low-Maintenance Girl.” She just didn’t get it. I figured she can’t be alone, so let me explain. The low-maintenance lifestyle is based on saving time and money by eliminating nonessentials. Of course, we all have different definitions […]
In case you don’t follow them on Facebook–which you should–here’s the save-the-date flyer for Realm Makers 2015. If you’ve been to Realm Makers before, what was your favorite part? Did you have a favorite workshop? If you have NOT been to Realm Makers, start saving up! Who’s going to be there in 2015?
Guest Blogger: John Wheeler Both of my co-authors, one of my most loyal readers recently, some part of my mind that pays attention to what other authors are doing—all have asked me some variant of the question, “What is Alain Harper’s ‘Kryptonite’?” (Actually, one of my co-authors—devious fellow that he is—has invented some pretty clever […]