Feb 28, 2014

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The Art of Surprise

The Art of Surprise

Lots of beginning writers pen stories with surprise endings. Surprise! your...

Nov 29, 2013

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How Stories Talk When They Talk About Love

How Stories Talk When They Talk About Love

In one of Raymond Carver’s classic stories, “What We Talk About When We...

Oct 31, 2013

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Why Do We Love Spooky Stories?

Why Do We Love Spooky Stories?

What is it about spooky stories that gets people going? And spooky things in...

Oct 1, 2013

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Nuancing Ayn Rand’s Polarizing Fiction

Nuancing Ayn Rand’s Polarizing Fiction

Ayn Rand is one of the most polarizing literary figures in American history....

Aug 23, 2013

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Christian Virtues in Dystopian Fiction

Christian Virtues in Dystopian Fiction

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s 1984, Ray Bradbury’s...

Jul 31, 2013

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Unhappy Endings

Unhappy Endings

Most of us will readily acknowledge the value inherent in the Happy Ending....