Scooby-Doo, Plot Holes and Why They’re Needed

Some time ago, I wrote an article on the idea that plot holes are necessary. That is, spend enough time looking at any given creative product and you'll find some plot hole that logically should keep the story from working. Recently I finished binge watching the first two seasons of the original Scooby-Doo series, and …

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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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5 Christian Books on Art for Small Groups

If you've enjoyed my past posts about books on art for small groups or best books to read about faith and art, I recommend checking this article I wrote for the Odyssey, "5 More Books For Small Group Studies On Christian Art": https://www.theodysseyonline.com/craig-j-hazen   (I am not entirely certain why the URL says "Craig J …

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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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