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Intrinsically Intertextual Inspirations

Intrinsically Intertextual Inspirations

I nearly called this post “Faith and Fiction” and then remembered I already had a post called that and it is not this post. I’ve reached a point where I’ve been blogging long enough that I’m running out of titles. Or maybe I’m just not thinking creatively enough – which I guess is possible. Over the past couple of years of studying English Literature I’ve become increasingly aware how much you need to know to be able to understand a…

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Why Lie To Children?

Why Lie To Children?

I have to say, I don’t really get the whole ‘Father Christmas’ thing. I don’t understand why parents will spend years convincing their children that there really is a fat old man who comes down the chimney and leaves them presents – only to tell them later that they were lying, and have the children heartbroken. Why? When I was young, my parents never told me that Father Christmas, or Santa, or whatever, was real. They didn’t say he wasn’t,…

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Faith And Fiction

Faith And Fiction

Warning: this post contains discussion of religion and faith and stuff. I know 99% of the people who read this are mature and nice. Haters, go away. Yes, I consider myself a Christian. If you don’t, fine. But no hating, on me or anyone who comments on this post, whatever their views. — Sometimes I struggle to separate writing from real life. I struggle to work out which of the thoughts in my head are mine, and which belong to my characters….

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Apocryphal And Extrabiblical

Apocryphal And Extrabiblical

Researching this year’s NaNoWriMo novel is proving to be … interesting. I started out with the Apocrypha. For those who don’t know, the Apocrypha are some books that aren’t in all the manuscripts of the Bible, and so they’re not sure whether they’re authentic enough to be counted as actual Biblical books despite the fact they’re quite often referenced at other points in the Bible. Some of the Apocryphal books are included in the Bible used by the Catholic church,…

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Let Them Read

Let Them Read

Disclaimer: I’m a Christian. I like to think I’m an open-minded, non-judgemental, nice person. Most people, when they hear I go to church, assume the opposite. Please don’t judge me before you know me because that is not nice :( I’m writing this post from the point of view of a 16-year-old brought up in a Christian family who thinks censoring books for religious reasons is stupid. Just in case that wasn’t clear enough by the end of it. In…

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All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

I guess I’m going out on a limb and doing something slightly controversial here. I’m a writer, and normally I talk about writing, or books, or Sherlock (because who can resist?). But today I’m going to talk about something a little more personal to me, and that’s my beliefs. In a YouTube video I took my few subscribers on a tour of my room and one commenter expressed surprise about the number of Christian books I had, as they hadn’t…

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“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

As posted on Protagonize on Saturday 27th November. (click link to read original) Hi. I’m Jonty Stern and I’ll be interviewing delorfinde, whom I believed to be the most prolific writer here on Protagonize until she humbly corrected me. (She’s still the second most, though!) You can check out delorfinde’s profile here: http://www.protagonize.com/author/delorfinde This interview was conducted in November 2010. 1) I think I’m right in saying you’ve written more than anybody else during the time you’ve been on this…

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