“Could We? Should We? Part 2” is the second half of the guest blog written by author/editor Michelle L. Levigne. To read the first part, click here. She discusses at greater length and depth about Christians writing speculative fiction in her book To Eternity (and beyond). St. Augustine: [No help is to be despised, even… Continue Reading →
Monday Spark — Writing Prompts: What’s the Story?
To prepare you for this week’s interview with Michelle L. Levigne, today’s prompt is a picture appropriate for steampunk. That’s the genre of Michelle’s short story, “Crystal Rose” in Christmas fiction off the beaten path. If you are new to this genre, it’s a kind of speculative fiction. Usually set in the late 1800’s or early… Continue Reading →
Writing Tip — Imagery
The lesson I learned from P.G. Wodehouse is that a vivid description, especially a humorous one, not only makes the subject come alive but also makes it memorable. Mr. Wodehouse was a master at creating with imagery that crystallizes a character or a situation. Here are some of my favorites: He “looked as if he… Continue Reading →
Ohio is full of literary connections. Libraries, museums, homes of authors, historical sites.Did you know Superman was born in Ohio?Did you know Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in the Cincinnati area?Check out the Ohio Literary Trail, compiled by Ohioana, for more interesting facts. But before that, we invite you to enjoy some stories inspired by visits… Continue Reading →