Category: Why Write

  • In a Mirror Dimly

    In a Mirror Dimly

    The friendship of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis is widely known throughout the world today.  Both influenced modern fantasy in profound ways.  Both of their respective writings were charged with Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.  As writers and storytellers we can learn much from Tolkien, Lewis, and other fine storytellers throughout history. But why have the…

  • Why Do I Write, Part I: A Noble Task

    Why Do I Write, Part I:  A Noble Task

    From time to time it is good to ask ourselves the question, “Why do I write? Why do I tell stories?”  We often focus on the craft elements of writing—plot structure, characterization, pacing, etc.— which is a good thing, but it is also good to look at our stories on an even deeper level.  At…