And Always Let Your Passion Be Your Guide #amwriting

I'm not talking about following your passions in each and every life decisions. If you follow your feelings in what you do each day, your life will turn into a mess and you'll never get any work done. But, in writing, following your passion can help you discover what you really like writing about.┬áBecause just … Continue reading And Always Let Your Passion Be Your Guide #amwriting

#Drama: Make It, Don’t Fake It #atozchallenge

As we discussed yesterday, your climax (and your novel in general) needs conflict of some kind to make the story go. But how do you go about creating this conflict, or drama? There are two kinds of drama in a story. The primary drama, which consists of the main character fighting whatever the antagonist is: … Continue reading #Drama: Make It, Don’t Fake It #atozchallenge

Jane Austen and Christianity, Part One

I have long considered Jane Austen to be one of the better Christian authors. She doesn't preach conversion, brimstone and damnation, yet she reaffirms Christian doctrine quietly, through her characters and stories. They may be a product of her own beliefs or of the overall Christian tenor of her society, but the messages are there. … Continue reading Jane Austen and Christianity, Part One