Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

If You Listen Carefully, at the End You’ll Be Somebody Else

My grandmother is a storyteller. She has long, curly, red hair and flowers on her jeans. She looks at you like she knows a secret, and she does. If you think you’re too old to sit down and listen to a story from a woman with curly red hair and paint on her shoes, you are taking yourself too seriously....
March 27th, 2014 | Culture, Education | Read More

Let Writers Be Unashamed of Having Homemade Imaginations

In my last article, I gave a broad overview of interest-based living .  This follows with a specific instance of an unfolding interest that has actually resulted deeper immersion in my communities and greater liberty as an artist. Writing strong short stories is a recent interest of mine, but it is...
October 28th, 2013 | Art & Literature | Read More

An Interview With Lars Walker

Editor’s note: See our review of  Troll Valley by Lars Walker here. EO: Hi Lars, thanks for taking the time to do this interview for us.  I’d like to ask a couple questions about Troll Valley first, then about Christian Fantasy in general.   First, is Troll Valley based on a true story? LW:...
March 22nd, 2013 | Book Reviews, Media | Read More

Don’t Knock My Fictional Feelings!

The old man had been on the sea for days; the marlin pulled his small boat hour after hour. My mouth was dry, nearly salty. I felt the weight of isolation–the weight of being on a vast ocean that is void of another human form. Ernest Hemmingway tossed me into the skiff and sent it to sea. Fiction...
July 20th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Education, Media, Philosophy | Read More

In Defense of Frank Peretti

  (Note: for simplicity, the term “Christian fiction” in this post is used to refer to Evangelical Christian fiction.) Ask many Christians what’s wrong with Christian literature, and you’re likely to get an earful. The list of bad Christian fiction is long, and one author tops...
September 9th, 2009 | Art & Literature, Media | Read More