DO YOURSELF A FAVOR
From Mt. Zion Ridge Press:
I've written a book about writing!
Like the Pirates' Code, many alleged "rules" of writing are more like guidelines…
But don't believe anyone who insists there are NO rules for writing. There are rules: the mechanics. The craft, as opposed to the art. The tools for sculpting clay or stone, or spinning and dyeing thread for weaving, or learning to play scales and read music and keep your instrument in tune, when creating music. The rest -
When you understand the why of the rules, then you can bend or break them.
So Do Yourself A Favor and learn what's hard-
This collection of advice started as blog postings (read: semi-
TO ETERNITY (and beyond)
Writing Spec Fic Good For Your Soul …
From Ye Olde Dragon Books
Many moons ago, when I was in grad school, I had a dream. An idea, motivated by a statement from C.S. Lewis about using speculative fiction for evangelism.
Could I actually use my love of SF, my far-
If Lewis thought so, why not at least try?
Then a classmate decided that my science fiction books had invited demons into my life. Really? CS Lewis? JRR Tolkein? Steve Lawhead? (At this time, there wasn't much good SF from identifiably Christian writers. Amazon wasn't around. Many Christian bookstores didn't support fiction, period, let alone have room on the shelves for "that weird stuff." This was a year before Peretti published This Present Darkness.)
So what could a recovering Trekker do, when someone tried to impose their square hole on her star-
Contained in the pages of this book is my answer.
My master's portfolio thesis and defense of speculative fiction as not only an evangelistic tool, but good for your soul.
Dedicated to the nerds and geeks and dreamers who have been bruised by 50-