Favorite Blog Posts
National Novel Writing Month on The Left-Handed TypistIt is that time of the year, to sharpen your pencils and pens, limber up your fingers, and get ready to write. I've never done NanoWrimo before, but I'm excited for it. Abi does a good job of introducing it here and includes some good tips and goals to help you get ready.
10 Minutes to Midnight on Scattered ScribblingsA spooky short story to get you in the mood for Halloween (Hail the Great Pumpkin!).
So, You Want to Make a Difference on Scattered Journal PagesA good reminder that it isn't always the big things that allow us to make a difference, it's always good to keep in mind. I think a lot of times, especially younger Christians, we get wrapped up in the big events and gestures and sometimes forget to put in the work for daily, simply, "little" things that add up to a big impact.
Light in the Darkness on Memoria PressAn insightful article by one of my favorite writers, Martin Cothran, which argues that literature gives us a way to understand and deal with evil. Cothran argues that ultimately, to those who are experiencing it, evil is not a philosophical or psychological question. It is a metaphysical question; "Why is this happening to me?". Such questions can only be answered by stories.
Life Long Intellectual Partnerships vs. Books You Only Read Once On The Circe InstitueIn a world where we can have almost any book written in our hands in less than a week, and download a hundred more in a matter of minutes, it is easy to get lost in the sheer volume of it all. Here Joshua Gibbs describes his process of picking which books he really spends time with.
Hope some of these give you a little pick up and get you excited for a weekend of stories. If you come across some really good ones in your browsing, let me know about them for next weeks list!