Oliver Twist: A Lesson on Satisfying Endings+Meet the New Blog Mascot!

Oliver Twist: A Lesson on Satisfying Endings+Meet the New Blog Mascot!

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Oliver Twist and Star Wars: A New Hope. Dickens’ classic, Oliver Twist, is a novel full of darkness and despair. But that evil is lessened by the hope found in little Oliver himself. No matter the tragedy, he maintains his sweet, hopeful innocence. Because of these incredibly dark themes, the ending …

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Plot Twist! A Writing Update

Plot Twist! A Writing Update

Good morning, friends! Just like a good book, life has unexpected turns and “plot twists.” And recently, I had one of my own. After much prayer and thought, I have decided to lay off working on Checkmate for a while. Let me explain why: When I first started writing CM, I had very little knowledge …

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Hope Prose Podcast Launch!

Hope Prose Podcast Launch!

  The Hope Prose podcast is dedicated YA Christian books – the authors who write them and the readers they inspire. We upload new episodes once every two weeks and hope to leave our listens with sparks that ignite their own stories–whether their own or fictional. We want our podcast to be a place that …

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Habakkuk: Everyone’s Favorite Minor Prophet!

Habakkuk: Everyone’s Favorite Minor Prophet!

Nestled between Nahum and Zephaniah, there is a little book called Habakkuk. It’s only three chapters long (56 verses), but very powerful. My dad once called it “everyone’s favorite minor prophet,” but it’s actually my favorite! Our church just finished a four week series on Habakkuk. I’d like to share three things I learned with you. …

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