Monday, September 30, 2013

What kind of fantasy should we write?

I just read an interesting article on fiction and the Bible.

In this article, the writer talks about people in the Bible who told stories, or parables. These stories, while fiction, were used to teach some truth. I believe this is the same with fantasy stories. We can reveal great truths in fantasy at the same time we engage and entertain.

As a Christian person, whatever I write is filtered through my Christian worldview. That includes my fantasy, whether I mention God and the Bible or not.  Just like the book of Esther, which never mentions God by name, my fantasy reveals my faith and love for God and His truth.

How do you handle telling the truth in your fantasy?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ACFW Conference 2013

hey FFFers - I attended the ACFW conference (American Christian Fiction Writers) this past weekend in Indianapolis, IN, and it was terrific! I met some other speculative authors and hope they will join us.  I'm also going to get this blog started again.

I wanted to let you know THREE editors are interested in my fantatsy novel, Fairyeater! I'm totally excited and working on the proposals. I also met an agent this summer at the Philly conference and am hoping she'll like my writing enough to represent me.

So, let's get things going again. I'll be posting once a week unless I have news that needs telling.

What are you all up to?