Breaking a Genre Gently: Thoughts on What Makes Art Work

Conversations about good art versus bad art often talk about using the medium well. For example, one might discuss whether the latest Ted Dekker novel works well as a thriller, based on other examples of what makes a good thriller novel. Or on a different level, one could discuss whether that novel works well as …

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Writing Quasi-Allegories (Allegory Pt 3)

As I noted in my previous post (Part 2), a full-fledged allegory is hard to write. The whole whole point of an allegory is that the reader may start out interested in it as a story, but by the end the reader shouldn't care about the story. The reader should be interested in the moral …

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