All posts in category Controversies

Simmer Starters – January 29, 2016

Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined (Erin Blakemore) – Did you know that some fairy tales (in older versions) may have been around since before the Flood??  Considering we know very little about the world before the Flood, it kind of changes your perception, doesn’t it? The New Sexual World Order is So […]

Simmer Starters – January 22, 2016

Land Travel Before Engines (Chris Winkle) – This is an incredibly useful article for any author whose characters are going on a journey!  And full of interesting factoids, too…like this one! “It was uncommon for any overland travel to go much faster than human walking speed. That’s because when we’re fit, humans are the epitome of […]

Simmer Starters – October 19, 2015

I’m so sorry this is several days late!!  I have loads of links to share with you. Porn and Worship: A Look at Emotionalism in the Church (Zach Bartels) – Great article, countering something I’ve been thinking about for awhile now…the tendency of conservative Reformed churches to look skeptically on emotion.  “Just as porn doesn’t change […]

Writer Wars: The Prolific and the Percolators

Yesterday I read an article I enjoyed.  To me, the lesson was: take your time writing books, pay attention to quality, and don’t feel pressured to pump out multiple novels a year, but rather do what you know is right for your stories.  Since I don’t have much time to write, and I am committed to seeing […]

Simmer Starters – September 12, 2015

Simmer Starters today: young adult novel key elements, why boys should play with sticks, how fiction helps us reimagine life for the disabled, how to speak geek, and more.  There are a lot of links today because I forgot last week.  I hope you find some useful things here! How SciFi and Fantasy Can Help […]