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...

Sep 11, 2013

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Red Booth Notes: The Professor’s Bequest

Red Booth Notes: The Professor’s Bequest

In so many ways, books are a gift. I learned this first hand during a recent...

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...

Aug 16, 2013

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Seven Tips for Apologists to Improve Their Writing

Words, words, words… as a working Christian apologist, and as a teacher of...

Apr 26, 2013

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In Medias Res: Why the Best Stories Start in the Middle

In Medias Res: Why the Best Stories Start in the Middle

The Roman poet, Horace (65-8 BC), coined the phrase “in medias res” in his...

Feb 22, 2013

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Thinking Your Life Away

Thinking Your Life Away

Two boys stand on the cusp of manhood. Each also stands at the edge of a body...