Tag Archive | stories

Politics in Art

Politics in Art

One of the top events up for discussion this week is the speech a certain actress gave at a certain awards ceremony in which she shared her opinions of a certain political figure. Some applaud her words, some disagree with them. Some say that was neither the time nor the place for such a rant, […]

Christian Fiction Parables

Christian Fiction Parables

Last week, in my post When is Christian Fiction Not? I talked about  the lines between Christian fiction and secular fiction, and how more and more Christian speculative fiction seems to be cross-over, not really appropriate for the CBA market, but not secular enough for the mainstream market. Someone commented that back in the old […]

Video Killed the Radio Star . . . And Shot Itself in the Foot

Video Killed the Radio Star . . . And Shot Itself in the Foot

Music, like poetry or prose, tells a story. It paints a portrait of a a person or a situation or an ideal. As writers, one of our hardest tasks is engaging the reader right from the first page. There are entire seminars on writing that first line to hook your reader. Musicians have no less […]

Creationism vs. Evolution

Creationism vs. Evolution

*Everyone takes out their perspective flags and prepares for war. Whoa. Whoa. Let’s take a moment. That’s not the creation vs. evolution that I’m writing about here. It’s a much less dramatic and personal issue in this post. What I’m talking about is the creation of a story versus it’s evolution. Sorry for the obfuscation. No […]

We get to write stories!

I was thinking the other day about a film I saw a few months back. It was “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid. If you haven’t seen it, it is the true story of a middle-aged man who gets a second chance to try out for major league baseball. He leaves his family and job behind […]