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SE Podcast #32: Should Christians Write Dismal Endings?

SE Podcast #32: Should Christians Write Dismal Endings?

The eighth resolution of our Christian Storytellers Manifesto describes our commitment to “paint traces of hope in even the darkest situations.” However, this raises several questions. Why do Christian writers need to shine light into pitch-black moments? How do we achieve a balance between the two? And does this mean we shouldn’t write sad endings?

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SE Podcast #29: How to Tactfully Portray Sinful Thoughts

SE Podcast #29: How to Tactfully Portray Sinful Thoughts

In our Tricky Subjects for Christian Storytellers series, we briefly mentioned the challenge writers face when writing corrupt characters. Can writers ever safely immerse themselves in the mind of an evil character? How many of his thoughts should you reveal to your audience? And what advice does Scripture give about this topic?

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SE Podcast #28: What Happens After the Climax?

SE Podcast #28: What Happens After the Climax?

In February, Josiah, Rolena, and Daeus discussed the elements of a satisfying climax, but what happens once the protagonist has survived the final conflict? Today Josiah, Hope, and Brandon explore what makes a story’s resolution effective and meaningful. They share their favorite examples of memorable endings and give tips on how to avoid common mistakes when tying off a story.

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SE Podcast #26: Interview with Chris Fabry about The Promise of Jesse Woods

SE Podcast #26: Interview with Chris Fabry about The Promise of Jesse Woods

Welcome to the finale of our book study and article series on The Promise of Jesse Woods! In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Brianna Storm Hilvety, and Grace Livingston sit down with author Chris Fabry to discuss his experience while writing the novel. Fabry gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what inspired his ideas and how he developed his characters, plot, and theme.

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SE Podcast #23: The Elements of a Satisfying Climax

SE Podcast #23: The Elements of a Satisfying Climax

Many writers struggle to craft a climax that wraps the whole story together. What are the necessary elements of a compelling climax? In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb tackle this question, discuss their favorite examples of moving endings, and give tips on how to avoid weak climaxes.

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