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Stories that Both Critique and Praise Spirituality

Sometimes the artists who seem most critical of faith aren't so much railing against belief in God as much as they are against how they've seen people misuse those beliefs. Here are some of my favorite books by writers who on one level take a very critical approach to religion and on another level seem …

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Three Things To Remember During NaNoWriMo

This article first published by The Odyssey on November 14, 2016. For many writers, the most stressful time of year has come. No, not the election. Not even early Christmas shopping. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Writers who participate must write an entire novel in just 30 days. I opted …

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Everything I Need to know About Horror I Learned from Disney

Growing up, I couldn’t stand anything scary. I even cried when I saw the beginning scene of the movie Monsters, Inc. I’m fairly certain it got so bad my family left the theater. Then again I was only five years old, so it’s a hazy memory. As a result, I effectively swore off anything scary …

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