All posts in category Publishing

Simmer Starters – March 4, 2016

7 Ways to Be More Creative (Jessica Knap) – This is a great roundup of ways to kickstart creativity! Complaining is Terrible For You, According to Science (Jessica Stillman) – How negativity or positivity literally rewire our brains.  “Synapses that fire together wire together.” Porn: The Quiet Anesthesia (Ethan Renoe) – Speaking of rewiring brains, here is a […]

Simmer Starters – February 19, 2016

Frank, the Beagle of Unexpected Plot Twists (Janeen Ippolito) – My other links today are kind of heavy, but not this one – enjoy this fun look inside an intuitive writer’s brain. 😀 Is a Surrogate a Mother? (Michelle Goldberg) – Long article that illustrates the kind of moral conundrums and heartbreaking situations we’ve created in […]

Ah, To Be Shelved With My Own Kind…

Yesterday morning my husband surprised me with a breakfast-and-lunch date, and a trip to Barnes & Noble sandwiched in between.  (He’s pretty awesome, if you ask me!) Rambling around the bookstore, I was struck by something I’d never thought about before. There is, of course, the science-fiction and fantasy section – packed to the gills […]

Simmer Starters – February 5, 2016

The Mission Field of Young Adult Fiction (Mike Duran) – Some interesting thoughts here. I like the quote from Mary Weber: “[Teens] want to be entertained and respected that they can find elements of truth and God and honor in a story without needing a [S]cripture or certain Christian vocabulary spelled out.” Finding Comparable Books (Rachelle Gardner) […]

Simmer Starters – October 10, 2015

Carole McDonnell on Story Evangelism (Speculative Faith) – I am loving the #StoryEvangelism series at SpecFaith!  This was a particularly thought provoking piece with a lot of gems to mull over.  “As artists, Christians are so aware of a Christian creative tradition (Lewis, the Arthurian Cycle, and Tolkien, for instance) and so aware that other Christians want something […]