Monthly Archives: January 2005

Writing fiction and nonfiction are radically different pursuits. I do both and in fact on a weekly basis I have to write an 800 word essay for a small newspaper collumn up north. It is not that one form of … Continue reading

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One of the difficulties with the Christian fiction market is that publishers seem to have focussed themselves on a small subset of the Christian population. It is fine to target books for those Christians who enjoy the cloistered, fifties era … Continue reading

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What is called “bad language” is generally not acceptable in Christian fiction. This, despite the fact that God used, well, rather interesting language in the Bible. Of course, exactly how interesting it is gets obscured by translations. Probably because the … Continue reading

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Fiction requires conflict and characters that are something more than cardboard cutouts. Characters must be less than perfect and should undergo some change from the beginning to the end of the story. That is, the events they face should alter … Continue reading

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My friend Dandi, who has an article or two on this website (see God Intended it for Good and The Use of Parallelism in Psalm 139, for examples), has suggested I do an article on the status of fiction that … Continue reading

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