The "alphabet story" is a creative writing exercise that helps author's develop their plotting and word usage skills. It involves creating a short story with 26 sentences, each starting with a letter of the alphabet in order from A to Z. At a writers group meeting I attended the moderator suggested we try writing one. A short time later, a friend of … [Read more...]
I’ll begin with a confession. I’m a plotter, sometimes called an outliner. I’m not a pantser. A pantser is a writer who sits down at the computer and writes a book or novel with a premise and little else. Stephen King professes to be a certified pantser.
“I distrust plot[ing] for two reasons,” he wrote in his famous book, On Writing. … [Read more...]
C.S. Lewis touched a nerve with the reading public. His Chronicles of Narnia (for children, but also read by millions of adults), Mere Christianity, The Allegory of Love, and The Screwtape Letters are his most well-known and beloved novels.
Lewis was a prolific writer, a scholar (educated at Oxford) who combined … [Read more...]
The two volumes of DAVID–The Illustrated Novel are helpful in discovering why God said David was a man after His own heart; and helpful in piecing together the chronological sequence of events in David’s life while connecting some of his Psalms with the major events in his life. This is virtually impossible to do merely by reading the Old Testament … [Read more...]
Michael just can't turn those creative juices off, here he is taking a little writing break to have some fun with pumpkins. Michael's interpretation of Washington Irving's gothic short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" just may scare you out of your Gourd!
Just for fun, [Read more...]
Hope you can attend the Mississippi Writer's Guild Annual
Conference July 27 at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Miss. I'm putting on 4 workshops titled, "7 Secrets to Cinematic Writing." It could've been titled, How to Write a Book (fiction or non-fiction) That's More Likely to Garner the Attention of Movie … [Read more...]
When humans save an animal, any animal (like a kangaroo with a bucket jammed on its head [true story], or an anxious injured horse in a barn with its caretaker, or a deer caught in a trap), when we release them to the wild, why do they run for the hills? Why do they run away, without so much as a thanks? Yet, when a human is saved by another human, … [Read more...]
To my knowledge I've never posted anything involving the political realm. But when I came across the following paragraph from R.C. Sproul's book, Reason to Believe, I couldn't help myself, I had to pen this post.
Page 119: "If we have two ultimate opposing forces which are equal in power and are mutually exclusive and … [Read more...]