Summer reading isn’t just for grown ups, so I’ve been selecting a few titles to read to the kiddos. Recently we picked up Matilda from our local library, trusting that Roald Dahl could stimulate imagination and lead to a few good conversations.
Category Archives: Audiences
It’s good to be writing again. I took some time off, in the sense that blogging doesn’t always count in my current mode of thinking, and it’s always a little scary wondering when I will feel up to it again. In part because, something introduced to me through an idea in that Great Course I mentioned long ago, writing takes emotional capital. I’m thankful that easing up the pressure on myself helped me more easily get back in the swing!
Summer is a time for movies and movie reviews. I was trying to think of the Lutheran movie reviewers I’ve seen, but I’m having trouble remembering them today. I’ll include one below, with a link to his handy alphabetical Movie Review Index, but if you think of any more maybe I can add them to my Lutheran author page. And, if any of you are budding reviewers, or wish to share one or two here, you’d be welcome, too.
Today’s link has a particularly provocative title for a Christian blog post, but it is worth consideration: I went to a Strip Club. (It seems common to recap, if not run through, the content of a link when one posts it to a blog. That just seems a little redundant to me. I’d rather recommend the link and add my own thoughts. Sorry if that seems a little blunt at times.)
Today we have a guest post from the esteemed Kathryn Page Camp, a licensed attorney, writer, and speaker: “The Secular Market Needs Christian Writers, Too.” It fleshes out a point I perhaps missed in “Rules for Christian Writing:” Christians need good books—fiction and nonfiction—and so do unbelievers! And, by the way, each of us should probably read a copy of Writers in Wonderland: Keeping Your Words Legal —thank you, Kathryn, for writing it!
When I write “stony silence,” what do you think of? A conversation that went too far? Anger? Or maybe the presentation that dwindled into awkward silence from boredom? Stony silence is not typically a goal for us writers—quite the opposite. So imagine my surprised when I noticed something in Scripture . . . Continue reading
My inner novelist remains within, at this point, but just the other day I overheard a great testament that many of us are born to weave fiction! My seven-year old was skyping with her six-year old cousin, and my niece was telling mighty tales, fraught with intricacies. Ladies and gentlemen, there are Lutheran novelists among us. But, when they’ve grown up and actually written their novels, how can we find them? Are they hidden away in a sea of different publishers and Amazon? No longer! I am pleased to present you with . . .