Tips from Other People, Part 7.

Indirect characterization, the art of endowing your characters with personality without resorting to explanation, has always been one of my favorite things, whether I'm writing or reading. It's one of the best ways to make a story feel like life, because most of what we know about real people is communicated indirectly, through appearance, body … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part 7.


Another Jesus Sticker.

I hope your seatbelts are still buckled, folks, because it's follow-up time. Last week, I pondered the problem of a lack of honesty in the "Christian" genre, and how it leads to flabby, trite art that can't come up with anything better than sentimental platitudes. It's time, however, for a very big HOWEVER. If Christian artists … Continue reading Another Jesus Sticker.

No Isolation.

Another first Wednesday of the month, another #WordsOnWednesday post for Bittersweet Adventures to replace my usual Thursday post. Today we were encouraged to share our favorite writing quote. Well, mine just happens to be this one, from the ever-wonderful F. Scott Fitzgerald: “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your … Continue reading No Isolation.