Archive for April 2016

Writing Faith-based Fiction – Story Arc

Today, we’ll discuss story arc in writing faith-based fiction. For much of my writing career, I have taught story structure. I’ve taught how to outline a story so that a beginning writer will not have a chance to lose her way through the mire that can become a full-blown story. Trust me, I’ve had many…

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A Bunch of Free Audio Books of The Deer Effect!

As many of you know, my latest novel The Last Maharajan released last Saturday. We had a big launch party–sparklers, goofy hats, champagne–the whole shebang on Facebook. Well, also The Deer Effect came out that same week in audio book! The publisher just gave me a bunch of freebie codes to give to people who want…

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Writing as Worship by Cate Cooper

Cate Cooper has written a post for you today on my new Thursday, faith-based writing series where I feature not only my own take on writing Christ-centered fiction but where I also invite other guest authors, agents, and publishers to write. I think you’ll enjoy Cate’s take on writing that is focused on belief, faith and…

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The House Where Cats Go

I wrote this in memory of my kitty who just died. Her name was Pnut Budda. And I loved her very much. THE HOUSE WHERE CATS GO I visited, last night, the house where cats go. Its walls are smooth stucco and white and it sits on a hill with a chain-link fence that guards…

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And, The Winner Is…

So, yesterday I had the pleasure of “appearing” on Blondie & The Brit’s Book Launch Blast where I announced the release for my upcoming novel THE LAST MAHARAJAN. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I was hosting a contest about the funniest picture I’ve seen. And, yes, it even had a…

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Writing Faith-based Fiction

Sometimes people ask me how Christian fiction or other faith-based fiction is different from other genres, genres like romance, mystery/thrillers, science fiction/fantasy, westerns, or a number of other specific genres. To answer their questions simply, I usually say something like, “Well, Christian and faith-based fiction comes from layering in a spiritual element that might not otherwise…

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