PWR Writing Retreat Spring 2019 Presentation Slides

I've found that it's sometimes hard to read a presentation's transcript and understand it without seeing the visuals it used. With that in mind, here's a link where you can view the slides for the presentation I talked about several days ago: https://1drv.ms/p/s!Ah7QEL13BhN861xPteFqjxZPZuvF If you want, you can also check out the text and slides for …

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Taylor University Writing Retreat Spring 2019

I've had the pleasure of speaking at several events at Taylor University, including presentations about C.S Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. I've also given some presentations within my major, Professional Writing. Yesterday, the professional writing students held one of its writing retreats. I got to give a presentation and take a few photos of the event: …

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Graphic created for 2018 talk at Taylor University's Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Both images used are public domain.

Lovecraft and Tolkien Presentation

Today, I had the pleasure of giving a compare and contrast presentation on H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien at Taylor University: Lovecraft & Tolkien: Dread, Horror, and Human Flourishing You can read the text of the presentation at the link above, or see a video of the presentation if you prefer. Here are some photos of …

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How to Fit Spiritual Themes in Stories (Part 3)

(Part 3 of 4, based on a workshop on fitting faith-based themes or symbols in mainstream stories. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 for those who missed it). Method 3: Include spiritual themes/symbols along with other themes/symbols in the story. Grant Morrison's graphic novel Arkham Asylum provides a great example of how to do this. For those …

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How to Fit Spiritual Themes in Stories Part 2

(Part 2 of 4, based on a workshop on fitting faith-based themes or symbols in mainstream stories. Here's Part 1 for those who missed it). Method 2: Explore characters who, by design or the role they play in stories, naturally have spiritual themes to them. One great example of this is Superman. As far as …

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