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SE Podcast #34: Demystifying Subtext

SE Podcast #34: Demystifying Subtext

Today Josiah, Rolena, Daeus, and Hope tackle one of the most powerful tools in a writer’s arsenal: subtext. What is it? Why is it important? What do you lose when your story lacks it? Listen to the panelists answer these questions and more below!

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SE Podcast #33: How to Keep Your Readers in Mind

SE Podcast #33: How to Keep Your Readers in Mind

Almost every piece of writing advice is served with a side of “keep your readers in mind,” but what exactly does that phrase mean? And how can writers practice it effectively? In today’s episode, Josiah, Brianna, and Gabrielle share tips for how to focus on your readers during the writing and editing process.

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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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