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Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Guest Blogger: Laura VanArendonk Baugh   We are failing as Christians. I recently attended a new writers’ conference, my first which focused specifically on the Christian market. I am a Christian author who writes almost exclusively for the general market, so I knew this conference was not going to be for me the way other […]

How Harry Potter Turned Me Into a Witch … and Other Fantasy Fiction

How Harry Potter Turned Me Into a Witch … and Other Fantasy Fiction

Guest Blogger: Randall Allen Dunn  I never wanted to read Harry Potter. I was raised in the church, believed in God at age 7, and was baptized at age 11. I attended youth groups in high school, graduated from a Christian college, and then served my church in various capacities as a teacher, helper, Drama […]

What is Noblebright?

What is Noblebright?

Guest Blogger: C. J. Brightley   Noblebright fantasy has at least one important character with noble, idealistic motives who does the right thing out of principle. The character is flawed, but his or her actions are generally defined by honesty, integrity, sacrifice, love, and kindness. The story upholds the goodness of the character; the character’s […]

The Story Behind the Story: The Mermaid’s Sister

The Story Behind the Story: The Mermaid’s Sister

Guest Blogger: Carrie Anne Noble In May 2012, my younger sister and only sibling, Kate, was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. In the months that followed, I spent many hours at her bedside as she suffered and slipped away from us, witnessing her transformation from a lively, delightful, curvaceous mother-of-two into a thin, pain-consumed shadow. […]

Tolkien’s Akallabeth: Treasure Hidden in a Field (or by a Wave)

Tolkien’s Akallabeth: Treasure Hidden in a Field (or by a Wave)

Guest Blogger: H.G. Ferguson Say the name “Tolkien” and immediately images flourish about rings, trilogies, hobbits and fabulous fantasy films. Everybody knows The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and perhaps even The Silmarillion. But how many Christians have read or even heard of “Akallabêth,” Tolkien’s story of the downfall of the greatest kingdom of […]

Myths: Redemption, Not Reproduction

Myths: Redemption, Not Reproduction

Guest Blogger: H.G. Ferguson Recently the question of how mythology relates to Christian fantasy — if it relates at all — was raised on Speculative Faith by Elijah David, and by Mike Duran, and the conclusion reached is that myths can be “redeemed,” i.e., mythological creatures, stories et al. can indeed be woven into a […]

Writing Lessons Learned

Writing Lessons Learned

Guest Blogger: Amy Brock McNew Three days ago, my second novel released to an expectant audience who have been hounding me to get it into their hands. It is, in a word, surreal. I’ve put two books out in the world, and people actually like them! When I think about it, it’s overwhelming. I’m just […]