Making Scenes Come Alive In reading somewhat older texts on the craft of writing, I came across The Art and Craft of Novel Writing, by Oakley Hall. The work isn’t perfect; it has some great chapters and some that are not so good. The one on dramatization or scene creation, however, is terrific. Hall starts with the fundamental elements necessary to bring a scene to life. Detail Does your scene have too much detail... Read More →
My mother died a few days after Christmas in 2008, and I miss her very much. Since that time, I think often about the love and loss shared by Mary and Jesus in their relationship as mother and son. As a result, Mary’s assumption into heaven has taken on a profound meaning for me. After several years of declining health and energy, my mother spent her last six months in pain,... Read More →
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