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The Art of Surprise

The Art of Surprise

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

Jun 28, 2013

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Fiction and Fear

Fiction and Fear

In all meaningful fiction, there exists an element of fear. It may lurk more...

Dec 21, 2012

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Last-minute Book Recommendations

For those of you still scrambling—or just starting to scramble—to find...

Nov 23, 2012

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The Call to Adventure

The Call to Adventure

Holidays always feel like a time to read the stuff that’s so fun it seems...

Oct 30, 2012

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HP Lovecraft and Christian Thought

HP Lovecraft and Christian Thought

It seemed fitting at this time of year to take up a literary subject that’s...

Oct 23, 2012

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Elves, Orcs and Freaks: The Shared Authorial Vision of JRR Tolkien and Flannery O’Connor (Part 2)

Elves, Orcs and Freaks: The Shared Authorial Vision of JRR Tolkien and Flannery O’Connor (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this discussion, I outlined several ways O’Connor’s...