Tag Archive | science fiction

New Faces – Jessi Roberts

New Faces – Jessi Roberts

I’m excited to have another New Face this week! I met Jessi Roberts at Realm Makers this year. We compared notes on traveling to the East Coast from remote western locations. What is your name? Jessi L. Roberts What is your alter ego? Student, parent, day job, etc. or are you a full-time writer? I […]

Books I Read 2016

Books I Read 2016

  This was the year of series conclusions. I started 2016 reading the final book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Winter. While the character Winter’s story didn’t engage me like Cinder or Cress’s, overall the book was really good with vivid descriptions and fast-paced action. But some were more personal. NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach […]

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 […]

What I Learned Between Book One and Book Three

What I Learned Between Book One and Book Three

Guest Blogger: Amy Williams When I held Nameless, my first published novel, in my hands in December 2014, I didn’t try to imagine the day when I would touch the final book in the trilogy. That first book had to sell enough copies to merit a second novel before I could even think about the […]

Testimony 4: Allowing Characters to Rewrite Their Stories

Testimony 4: Allowing Characters to Rewrite Their Stories

Guest Blogger: Andrea J. Graham After God challenged me to write about a character I feared would be too controversial, I wrote a brief sample and showed it to several of my fellow Christian sci-fi authors. To my surprise, they all encouraged me to keep writing. That encouragement led me to decide to give Elisha […]

Testimony 3: Exploring a Character’s Gender Identity

Testimony 3: Exploring a Character’s Gender Identity

Guest Blogger: Andrea J. Graham The character God challenged me to write about, Elisha Micah Gabrielson, was born with gender-ambiguous genitalia. In his day, the turn of the 22nd century, such children’s original birth certificates always give their gender as “intersexed” and the only treatment option the parents are allowed is surgery to give the […]

Testimony 2: Offering Characters to God

Testimony 2: Offering Characters to God

Guest Blogger: Andrea J. Graham As I said in my testimony previously, a concussion launched me on the journey to the Web Surfer Series as it is today. One of the positive side effects was it taught me to rely more on God in the writing process. I’d made the main character fully man and […]