Writing THAT Scene: The Struggles of a “Provincial” Novelist

Writing THAT Scene: The Struggles of a “Provincial” Novelist

I’m at a crucial place in my new novel, and an old challenge is hindering my progress.

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Arriving Late to "The Shack"

Arriving Late to "The Shack"

It was a successful book, then a movie. Both have avid fans and vocal (vicious!) detractors. I finally watched the movie (twice). My “visit” to The Shack gave me plenty to ponder.

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Responding to Trump Christians

Responding to Trump Christians

During the campaign, and since the election, I’ve struggled with the most appropriate way to respond to Christians who support Donald Trump. I can’t say I’ve arrived at the best solution, but this is where I am right now.

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A New Approach to an Old Novel

A New Approach to an Old Novel

I came across a novel I’d started writing…and abandoned…almost ten years ago. After re-reading it, I think it has potential. But it will require a unusual method of writing for me.

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What I Learned from My Father

What I Learned from My Father

My relationship with my father has always been…turbulent. But after a Facebook page asked folks to share what they’d learned from their fathers, I decided to make my own list. Turns out, he (inadvertently) taught me some valuable lessons.

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