Tag: Creative Writing

  • 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 […]

  • The Middle of Nowhere

    The Middle of Nowhere

    I grew up in a rural town in a farming family. One day when I was little, I was riding along with my mom in the car. I can only guess we were driving out to meet my dad at one of the fields we happened to be farming at the time. My siblings and […]

  • The Gap, An Introduction

    The Gap, An Introduction

    What is the Gap? The Gap is a term I learned from the book Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee.1 I refer to this book often as McKee does a great job teaching story craft, beginning with the basic elements of story and building upon them.  While primarily targeted […]