Category Archives: Storytelling

NaNoWriMo 2021 (October Prep) Back to Roots

It’s Week 1 of October, and what I’ve got listed as the first order of business for this week is to finalize the world-building aspect of this year’s project. That means having a solid understanding of the culture, environment, class-systems, … Continue reading

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Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian – Part 6: Magic and Mythology

Thanks for checking out this series! If this is the first blog you’re reading on ‘Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian’ then please see my intro on post #1 for context on the reason I’ve put this series together. We’ve … Continue reading

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Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian – Part 5: Through Jesus

Thanks for checking out this series! If this is the first blog you’re reading on ‘Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian’ then please see my intro on post #1 for context on the reason I’ve put this series together. Today’s … Continue reading

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Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian – Part 4: Afterlife and Interspecies Families

Thanks for checking out this series! If this is the first blog you’re reading on ‘Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian’ then please see my intro on post #1 for context on the reason I’ve put this series together. In … Continue reading

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Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian – Part 3: Salvation for Other Species

Thanks for checking out this series! If this is the first blog you’re reading on ‘Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian’ then please see my intro on post #1 for context on the reason I’ve put this series together. Last … Continue reading

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Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian – Part 2: Writing Humans in Other Worlds

Thanks for checking out this series! If this is the first blog you’re reading on ‘Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian’ then please see my intro on post #1 for context on the reason I’ve put this series together. Last … Continue reading

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Writing Speculative Fiction as a Christian – Part 1: Writing a Multiverse

Intro All works of fiction ask ‘what if’ questions. ‘If there was a universe where this was going on, what would happen?’ The same is true whether you’re writing science-fiction or fantasy, or some other genre with hypothetical scenarios. And … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2020 – Completing Act I

Just over a third of the way through. Y’all keeping up?   So far my pace has been up and down with this project. A bout of insomnia one day left me out of commission and losing about a day’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups: part 2

Today I’m finishing off the list of Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups by going over numbers 6-10, because that’s how math works. Again, I’ve put them in order of most frequently used (by my reckoning), which is not the same thing … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups: Part 1

When writing a long-running series, sometimes significant changes must occur to give the audience a sense of newness and the passage of time, or just to make sure things don’t get stale. There are a number of different things writers … Continue reading

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