8 things my writers’ group learned from author Bryan Davis

Did you know, readers are like ducks?

Bryan-Davis-logo-wp-thI didn’t. That was, until I attended the workshop bestselling author Bryan Davis presented for my writers’ group in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

So, how are readers like ducks? Read on to find out, and to discover 7 other bits of wisdom my fellow writers and I learned.  Continue reading

Scribe’s Playlist — God’s Not Dead

Easter. Children hear the word and think of colored eggs and candy, bunnies and fancy clothes. For many adults, it brings to mind thoughts of warmer weather, spring air, renewal, and beauty. Christians hear “Easter” and think of Jesus–of love, sacrifice, freedom, and eternal joy.

Scribe's PlaylistEaster celebrates the greatest rescue of all time. When Love conquerd deception, when Life overthrew death, when Light extinguished the power of darkness. Resurrection!

Because He lives, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

God’s Not Dead

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Interview with Bryan Davis

For today’s Fantasy Friday post, I am honored to share with you my interview with bestselling author Bryan Davis.

Bryan Davis: bioThough most widely recognized for his young adult fantasy novels written from a Christian worldview, Mr. Davis has authored books for adults, nonfiction titles, and children’s books. He is a gifted public speaker who mentors aspiring authors and encourages children and youth in reading and writing.

On Monday, April 14, Mr. Davis will present a workshop for my Minneapolis area writers’ group, and he graciously agreed to the following Q & A so we can all get to know him a bit better. Continue reading

It Never Gets Dark in Heaven

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As a child, were you afraid of the dark? Have you ever feared what is to come once you close your eyes forever?

For most of us, my guess is, the answer to both is yes.

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6 Books I Can’t Wait to Read

a.k.a. Treasures from Realm Makers

Tip to self: when packing for the next Realm Makers conference, bring an extra suitcase.

IMG_0129One of the most exciting items in the 2013 Realm Makers schedule of events was the joint book signing. Attendees had the opportunity to purchase books by their fellow participants or workshop presenters, then interact with these authors and have their books signed.

For some of us, this presented quite the fan moment. (I even have pictures with several literary stars.)

For a peak inside my literary treasure chest, a little insight into some of the topics covered at the conference, and a book review preview…  Continue reading

Live From Realm Makers Part 1 — the Beginning

The adventure has begun!

My travel companions (two members of my local writers’ group) and I arrived safely in St. Louis at 5 pm Thursday evening. Here is a peek into our first morning.

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Scribe’s Playlist — Walk By Faith

Scribe's PlaylistSince the upcoming Realm Makers conference has pushed our posting schedule for this week into an alternate dimension, the music video you would normally receive on Thursday has jumped backward in time two days.

So, with time travel and other journeys on the brain, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment…if you dare….and enjoy…

Walk By Faith
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Realm Makers Exclusive Updates

The countdown has begun. Just four days until the opening of the first annual Realm Makers conference for Christian speculative fiction. And…Light’s Scribe is hosting an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek into the action. Continue reading

Introducing…The Unknown Writer!

Today, on Fantasy Friday, an aspiring speculative fiction author has chosen to honor us by launching her brand new blog and website right here on Light’s Scribe.

Rebecca Bergren, author of the Unknown Trilogy (working title), specializes in quirky, timeless, heartfelt fiction. Think Janet Evonovich meets Nicholas Sparks, with just enough steampunk thrown in to ramp up the mystery. Her spunky, eccentric characters and gift for redefining cliches are sure to have future readers laughing out loud, even while on the edges of their seats. Continue reading