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Sisters Grimm

Ack! Something totally cool came to my Inbox and I totally forgot about it!!!! The ladies and gentlemen at Black and White Publishing Company are putting together a dark fairy tale anthology, written solely by women. Please, please, consider this awesomely fun opportunity to write for “Sisters Grimm”! And, help spread the word!

 

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Library books on Kindle

I thought I’d share one of my random writing ideas with you today. Basically, it’d be a story following this line: “You have no idea what it means to a spy to suddenly have access to library books on kindle.”

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Small Sibling Loss

Edit: A Lutheran book has just been published! I’ll review it as soon as my copy arrives! Woo hoo!

There has not been a recent death in my family, but I’m curious about finding good resources. Do any of you have any book recommendations to help little ones with the loss of an infant brother/sister? Due to miscarriage or anything else? You know, small sibling loss? Below are a few suggestions from a deaconess friend, but we haven’t found one from a solid Lutheran perspective yet.

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Christianizing Robots

I’ve got a story idea to share today from a regular contributor to the Cranach blog, Carl Vehse, about Christianizing robots. 🙂

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Help Church Worker Wellness

This post is particularly for LCMS church workers or their families about a project that may be able to help us all, rostered or otherwise. 🙂 Heidi Goehmann is helping to put together a collection of 30 free devotions to help church worker wellness within the LCMS. There will be a  synod church worker wellness site offering them as free PDFs and then everyone can benefit! The premise is worker-to-worker, hence the restriction on who writes for it.

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Frankenmuth

My book-idea-sharing extravaganza is almost over, just another one or two for a while. Write historical fiction about Frankenmuth and the Lutheran outreach to the Native Americans.

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Schisms

I think there could be either a novel or Bible study treatment of schisms. There’s the biblical schisms against false teachers, the tension between Jerusalem and the Gentiles. Then, there are schismatic heresies: gnosticism, arianism, etc. A lot of rich stuff people rarely know about.

There’s the Eastern/Western schism. The Protestant expulsion from Roman Catholicism, and the concept of catholic is one still well worth considering.

There is the schism of divorce, of leaving one confession for another, and more. Oh, there’s the denominational affect of claiming to be non-denominational!!!! As though there are non-denoms stemming from various traditions! lol

What do you think? Could there be a single study over those? Or would a novel be able to treat each one separately to greater effect?

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Military Boy

Ready for this idea for a novel? Follow a military boy, whose family is in the process of converting. Have him write a journal as he processes the family changes and religious instruction. He could be stationed abroad, homeschooling, exploring liturgical life for the first time, considering the Ten Commandments, etc., struggling to process what his parents are accepting.

This idea intrigues me quite a bit. And, I think it could help people see how homeschooling incorporates religious instruction in a way both individualized and thorough!

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Masons

Do you know your denomination’s stance on Masons and secret societies? Because a novel could do a great justice to that topic. Continue reading

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Lutheranism in WWI

Is there historical fiction about Lutheranism in WWI? German churches and towns in Wisconsin changing their names and pronunciations in an attempt to avoid persecution? I think there’d be a lot of stuff to plumb for a novel or two.

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