3 Books to Read After The Screwtape Letters

C.S. Lewis didn't just write a good book when he wrote The Screwtape Letters. He uncovered a highly entertaining and clever way to satirize heavy topics like Hell, Heaven, and even human topics like education or philosophical trends. The format is so popular that dozens of writers have written Screwtape-style stories. Walter Hooper, who worked as Lewis' secretary, even …

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3 Practical Things I Learned From My First Book

Since my ebook Sunrise Over Beijing came out in March I've learned a lot about self-publishing and the common mistakes you can make. Here are 3 things I wish I knew before releasing my ebook. 1. Know How Much You Want to Make As of this writing, Kindle Directing Publishing offers you two ways to make money …

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Maurice Sendak and other Children’s Authors

Sometimes the best children's authors are the ones who trust kids enough to include some scary elements in their stories. In a recent article for the Odyssey, I talk about 6 authors, from Maurice Sendak to Roald Dahl, who wrote popular but dark children's stories. You can read the article here:  https://www.theodysseyonline.com/6-authors-who-wrote-dark-childrens-stories

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2 Reasons You Should Read “The Once and Future King”

There's one particular reason the Arthurian legends are interesting: every writer portrays the story differently. Everybody has their own take on who Arthur was, what his life is about, and what his allies and enemies were trying to do. T.H. White did something especially unique when he wrote The Once and Future King. He created a …

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How Important is Lord of the Rings?

  Is The Lord of the Rings really that classic? Today, when over fifty years have passed since The Lord of the Rings came out, it's a valid question. After all, some fantasy authors have disregarded J.R.R. Tolkien as over-hyped and many are trying to write works that go in opposite directions from what Tolkien did in his stories. …

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