Tag Archive | SpecFic

Lorehaven

Lorehaven

On this blog, we often talk about the power of story and the high calling we as creatives have to express Truth in a new way, to show the glory of God in dark places, and to reflect God’s creative image by creating fantastic things. We also lament the fact that we’re in a strange […]

Wednesday Inspiration

Wednesday Inspiration

“We’re all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

My Inspiration Board

My Inspiration Board

“Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether.” ― Stephanie Garber, Caraval

First Update for JaNoWriMo

First Update for JaNoWriMo

  “We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors […]

Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card

Guest Blogger: HG Ferguson Like it or not, no one can escape it these days, not even us writers—The R-Card. Race relations—or the lack thereof—confront us daily everywhere. To ignore these issues is futile, and to address them is fraught with peril because all too often, on every side of this question, worldview, presuppositions, and […]

How Writing Is Like Having Children

How Writing Is Like Having Children

Guest Blogger: Shannon Stewart “I know it’s better,” I sobbed to my husband over a recent revision. “But it’s not what I planned. It’s like you spend your whole life hoping your kid will like reading and all she wants to do is play sports. It’s good—I know it’s good—but it’s still hard to take […]

Christian SpecFic? Or SpecFic by Christians?

Christian SpecFic? Or SpecFic by Christians?

Avily brought The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate to NAF yesterday, and as I started to compose my response, I realized it was a whole other post. The Christian submarket only came about because general market romance novels got so explicit Christian women wouldn’t read them anymore. So publishers created this segment with clean romance novels […]

Making Stuff Up

Making Stuff Up

Most of the ideas for my novels come from things I’ve been thinking about, things that I think are interesting, things I think are cool, and so on. A lot of times I’ll hear about something or read about something mysterious or unexplained, and my mind will start wandering and go to the “what if.” […]