By Avellina Balestri, August 25, 2015 Word Count: 248 Rating: G Summary: A poem of Chesterton, Tolkien, Lewis, Noyes & Jacques. Why do our stories March on before us? Those who remember them Oft times ignore us But our presence is there; Our spirit-borne breath Enlivens each telling Defying our deaths *** It is that!... Continue Reading →
Life and Death: Why I Avoid “Sorcery” in My Fantasy Novels By Kara Swanson Word Count: 478 words Rating: PG-13 for disturbing imagery. Summary: The author shares her story of why she doesn't use magic in her stories. Magic. Sorcery. Wizards. They seem to be pretty essential components to any fantasy or whimsical story. And as... Continue Reading →
"The Catholic and the Convert both wrote about life as part of a grand Story, of the dangers and seductiveness of Evil, of the power of Good, and of the End."
"I believe that the worth of a story, in any genre or medium, is dependent upon how much that story can reveal about our own souls, and ultimately, how much it can reveal to us about the Nature of Love."
"We need the chosen one to break into the fortress and unlock the gates. Then he or she will give the signal, and we will infiltrate the fortress and save Mousina."