Finding Your Writer’s Voice: Part 1

Posted by: Bridgett.

One of the most sought-after attributes of fiction and its writers, according to agents and editors, is a unique voice. Readers, too, look for this elusive quality in books, though many don’t realize they are doing so.

What is a writer’s voice? Perhaps more importantly, how can authors find or develop theirs?

In this 2-part installment of our series, 6 Elements of a Great Novel, based on our post by the same title, I will attempt to answer these questions.  Continue reading

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Scribe’s Playlist — Tribute to Realm Makers Attendees

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Scribe's PlaylistRebecca and I will be boarding a plane this morning, venturing on to a strange realm filled with wonderful (and even stranger) creatures…Er, I mean, writers.

To honor those amazing, creative inventors of speculative fiction, we decided to depart from our usual playlist fare. So, to the attendees of Realm Makers 2014, this one’s for you!

To everyone else, I dare you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

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Scribe’s Playlist — Jesus, King of Angels

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Scribe's PlaylistMy nephew, whom I mentioned in Tuesday’s post, spent many nights during his early years afraid to be awakened by nightmares. I was babysitting him one weekend, tucking him into bed, when he said, “I’m not afraid anymore, Auntie. Jesus is more powerful than bad dreams.” Since that night, and to this day, his prayers have always included a request for Jesus to send His angels to watch over him and keep bad dreams away as he sleeps.

While listening to the radio a few weeks ago, I was stunned at how closely the first verse of a song mirrored my nephew’s prayer. With that in mind, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

Jesus, King of Angels

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Book Trailer—Bryan Davis’ “Reapers”

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Hear ye, hear ye! Today, the scribes offer a bonus post for you!

Why all the fanfare? A few weeks ago, I interviewed bestselling author Bryan Davis and posted a follow-up to the workshop he presented for my writers’ group. In the interview, he discussed his latest novel, Reapers. At the time, the book trailer hadn’t yet been released.

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God’s Light Shines in the Darkness

Light shines in darkness

The Bible teaches that God is light. (1 john 1:5, and other passages). But what does that mean to us?

The following video explores God’s nature as light and His ability to shine within us through Jesus. The narrator discusses this in spiritual tens and relates the concept to natural light and the electromagnetic spectrum. Continue reading