“The problem Christian movies is that people go wanting to experience Cinema and not experience GOD!” That criticism of Christian film, read on a social media post recently, betrays a common misunderstanding of Christian Storytelling. Cinema is a storytelling medium but many Christians bring Sunday School lesson expectations into it that don’t match the medium. … More Christian Storytelling and Respecting the Medium
Welcome to the another installment of Worldbuilders, a series of guest posts and interviews by my fellow authors of Christian speculative fiction. Today’s interview is with DG Lamb. We are happy to be joining the blog tour for his Driven to the Hilt series. A brand new book, Tempered Steel, publishing on November 1, 2018, … More Worldbuilders: An Interview with DG Lamb
I’ve been told many times over that my dialogue is one of my standout strengths. I’ve learned a lot over the years. I’d like to help new authors avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way. For my fellow writers, this short video explains why using qualifying dialogue tags after our dialogue (such … More Writing Dialogue That Doesn’t Force Readers To Read It Twice
Christian fans of horror have learned to keep our mouths shut. Despite the horrors of the Old Testament, the Crucifixion (a lot of folks find The Passion of the Christ to be more gut-wrenching and visceral than many horror films, and it’s just a visual telling of the Gospel account), future prophecy and Foxe’s Book … More One Twisted Fact About The Purge Series Nobody Mentions or Seems To Get
In my last post on writing Christian fiction, I asked whether or not we had abandoned the biblical basis for writing fiction in the modern-day philosophy of not preaching in Christian fiction. It is true that there exists a spectrum of approaches to writing Christian fiction, but simply noting what exists does not answer the … More Mythopoiea: Writing Truth Through Fiction – Part 1
I was engaged in a Facebook discussion the other day and someone asked me how I could justify writing fiction as a Christian. I mentioned that God is the Creator and we’re made in His image, so creative expression is part of that. I also mentioned how craftsmen and artisans were employed in the building … More Has Christian Fiction Abandoned Its Biblical Foundation?
This rant is dedicated to Mark Carver (admittedly only “a casual superhero and comics fan”) and his superhero hit piece, “Mediocre Times,” over at SpeculativeFaith.com, a website whose pretentious analysis of geek cuilture and speculative fiction is progressively wearing thin. In “Mediocre Times,” “edgy” Christian speculative fiction author Mark Carver comments on an article published on NBCNews.com titled “What … More Why the World Needs a Superman