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Should Christian writers use profanity in their stories?

There are about six words that are ever-present in the real world, but taboo within Christian culture. How do we, as Christian writers, tell good stories about the real world without these six words? Is it OK for Christian writers to include profanity in their...

Opportunity Cost: The Writer’s Guide

The math may be hard, but the concept is easy (and so important)! Plus 5 bad investments authors love to make. What is opportunity cost? You might hear this word thrown around in a business sense from time to time. Opportunity cost is the idea that if you invest in...

Is The Chosen a failure?

An old friend of mine recently wrote an impressive piece for The Atlantic on why The Chosen fails to achieve its goals. The Chosen is a dramatic serial adaptation of the life of Christ, funded by the largest crowdfunding campaign of its type in history. Created by...

Play the Game You Want to Win

When I was in the fifth grade I won this really cool 4-square ball at AWANA. It was multi-toned blue, swirled together, like the way the ocean looks from space. We were playing at recess one day, and I felt like I had been treated unfairly. Who knows why? Probably a...