Author’s Journey

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 […]

Five Favorite Craft Books

Five Favorite Craft Books

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”― Thomas Mann

My JaNoWriMo Update or Why Realm Makers Suddenly Seems Not Far Away

My JaNoWriMo Update or Why Realm Makers Suddenly Seems Not Far Away

After setting aside the manuscript I worked on for five years, which included writing two sequels, I started a project for NaNoWriMo. I’m doing JaNoWriMo this month to finish the draft. If you don’t know what that is, read Brittany Valentine’s awesome post. My plan is to have two manuscripts to pitch at Realm Makers. […]

Cover Reveal: Ashen City

Cover Reveal: Ashen City

Guest Blogger: Sara Baysinger Black Tiger was released October 6, 2016, and now it’s time to announce the release date and cover reveal for Ashen City, Book Two in the Black Tiger Series. A bit of history first… I wrote Ashen City exactly a year ago (January 2016), and I wrote the ENTIRE book in […]

Mythic Orbits 2016: Making an Anthology

Mythic Orbits 2016: Making an Anthology

Guest Blogger: Travis Perry Mythic Orbits 2016 had a basic motivation as an anthology project: To collect and publish the very best short stories I was able to find by Christian authors, without any pre-defined theme. Stories first had to be interesting or intriguing. Solid endings with a strong emotional payoff were essential, as they […]

The Price of Honesty 

The Price of Honesty 

Photo by Gretchen E.K. Engel What is the price of honesty? The answer is it’s priceless. Today I accidentally shoplifted or almost did. Thankfully my husband noticed while loading the car. How it went down. We did the usual post-church Walmart run. I picked up two plastic storage drawer units and had the cashier scan […]