Are You Writing a Not-A-Novel?

On occasion, I run into books that aren't novels. They may be clever, well-written, or even interesting, but they don't fit the category of being "fiction," in the novel sense of the term. So I wanted to discuss three things that make up a Not-a-Novel. The Focus: The whole point in a novel is to … Continue reading Are You Writing a Not-A-Novel?

The Problem of Preachy Prose in Christian Fiction

In his book, An Experiment in Criticism, C. S. Lewis examines many facets of books and reading in support of his thesis that a better way to examine the merits of a book is to examine how those who read the book approach the work and why they like it. However, along the way he … Continue reading The Problem of Preachy Prose in Christian Fiction