Author’s Journey

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Start by checking out Part One and Part Two. Building a Religion In Part One, I had an overview of different elements that go into creating a rich, round culture. Now, I’m going to break down those elements and talk about implementing each one in a more detailed […]

Horses and Mules

Horses and Mules

Bandit lowered his head and started to charge

Key Verse

Key Verse

  I just returned from a Women’s Retreat. One of the activities we did was stamp something significant into a key. I chose one of my favorite Bible verses, Matthew 7:14 abbreviated to MT 714. While it’s a fairly well-known verse, I daresay it’s not a popular one. “For the gate is narrow and the […]

We Need to Look at the…Darkness…!

We Need to Look at the…Darkness…!

Guest Blogger: HG Ferguson “Wᴇ Nᴇᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ Lᴏᴏᴋ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Lɪɢʜᴛ” has become sort of a rallying cry in some circles of those who write Christian speculative fiction (hereafter called spec fic). It has generated the obligatory “buzz” in the blogs and on its face, appears quite admirable. Its proponents maintain that since we are […]

The Camp

The Camp

The Amulet Saga Volume Two: The Traveler Seeing     Escape     Bandit     The Road     Beggars     Healer The City     Spy     A Place to Stay     Outlaws The Camp The heat from the lowlands didn’t dissipate until they were far up into the mountains. Rose wiped sweat from her brow with a cloth Myrta handed her. The cart they […]

Ten Tolkien Quotes for your Writing Wednesday

Ten Tolkien Quotes for your Writing Wednesday

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

Character Crafting Quandary

Character Crafting Quandary

Guest Blogger: J.E. Lowder In my third book, When Kings Clash, I encountered a snag when re-writing the prologue from omniscient narrator to third person limited viewpoint. How do I introduce a new primary character without revealing his identity and background? The obvious answer was to tell his story through the viewpoint of another person, but this too was a […]