Books · Writing

Christian Fiction vs. Fiction Written by Christians

Amen! This perfectly describes my views on why I don’t write ‘Christian Fiction’.

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I am a devout Christian writer, but I do not write Christian fiction.

Christ isn’t something in my life, He’s everything. This has been central to me for a long time, though I have undergone a kind of spiritual rediscovery lately, seeking to explore God and godliness in a deeper, more meaningful way.

20151014_181305 My Bible occupies the same shelf as some really bad@$$ fantasy because where else would it be?

Second only to Christianity and my immediate clan is—you guessed it—books. I take in words like air, each story another breath. Fantasy literature just fits something in me like nothing else (cheesy as it sounds) and I can’t imagine being without it. Whether reading or writing, epic fantasy in particular is almost as much a part of me as my faith.

If you’re looking for it, one can spot Christian themes in Janir and Haddie’s stories. The religious system…

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Conflicted Loyalties: Villains vs. Heroes

As someone who likes a few villains myself, this interests me greatly. I’d love to see that follow-up post. Or two…

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A soft spot for villains.

All too often, I find myself watching a movie or a series for the sake of the villain, because I care more about him/her than the “good guys.”  If you go on Tumblr or any other fan site, you’ll see that villains in pretty much every genre and media garner massive followings, sometimes even larger than those of their heroic counterparts.

This led me to the inevitable question—why? Are the heroes just too boring? Are the good guys too good? Is it that the villains are a means of expressing our frustrations and resentments by proxy? I’m sure there’s a psychology dissertation in that somewhere.

The double standard.

Firstly, I notice that villains get away with a lot more by virtue of being villains. If a hero abducted and poisoned children or slaughtered entire armies defending their homes, he would be condemned by the readership…

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Books · Second Sunday Sales

Second Sunday Sales: Intro

So, I’ve decided I’m going to start posting e-book freebies the second Sunday of every other month, starting this next month. I got this idea from Elisabeth Wheatley’s Friday Freebies, so go check out all her freebies, because I won’t be repeating them.

I may or may not have read the books I post. If I’ve read them, I’ll give a link to my review, or at least say something about how I liked it and the appropriate audience.

If I haven’t read it, I won’t vouch for it, but I’ll give as much information as I was able to find.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter, and look forward to a good freebie next week!