A good piece of advice, readers: Narrator’s point of view ‘The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.’ Proverbs 18 verse 17 Follow any court case – or even any debate, and if you’re undecided, it’s who puts the most convincing case, which is both logical and … Continue reading Reposted: Narrator’s point of view
Check out Mr. Kai Wai Cheah's latest article, readers: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times I’m thinking of a story. Can you guess what it is? It is the story of a young man who is whisked away into a parallel world. There he suddenly acquires a set of rare and overpowered special abilities … Continue reading Reposted: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times
...May be more than some suspect. Learn more through the link, readers! Wisdom and Wonder: The Magic of Fairy Tales By Jeff Minick September 21, 2021 Updated: September 22, 2021 In my 1967 edition of “The World’s Best Fairy Tales: A Reader’s Digest Anthology,” which sits at my elbow as I write these words, former … Continue reading The Value of a Fairy Tale…
Check out this great post by K.M. Weiland, readers! Why Everyone Should Write (Even if You Think You Stink) We often hear it said that “everyone wants to write a book.” Although we may find a certain amount of comforting inclusiveness in this idea, I think we also sometimes respond to it with at least … Continue reading Reposted: Why Everyone Should Write (Even if You Think You Stink)
Along with writers James Pyles and Rebecca Spellman, this author has decided to join Ko-fi, a platform which allows artists to solicit donations. The price set by Ko-fi is $3 – the price of a cup of coffee. If you like my stories and my posts here at A Song of Joy, you can click … Continue reading Bulletin: Buy Me a Coffee?
Unless they are preternaturally gifted, most aspiring authors’ prose is less than stellar when they begin setting their stories down. This can be disheartening, and some writers throw in the towel after their first few attempts show no improvement. For those who persist, it can take time to identify which particular skills they need to … Continue reading 10 Exercises to Help Improve Your Writing Skills
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Below, you will find an interesting article by Mr. Peter Shellhase, from The Imaginative Conservative, about the conservative ideas in Mr. Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. The Conservative Vision of Hayao Miyazaki by Peter Schellhase Last year Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement with the release of his final film The Wind Rises. This film is … Continue reading Hayao Miyazaki – An Interesting Take
On April 16, 2018, I received word that my sci-fi novelette – Contact: Angeles – won an Honorable Mention in the first quarter of 2018 for the Writers of the Future Contest; an earlier Mention was achieved in the second quarter of 2017 for my novelette American Mage. (This story became my first screenplay.) This … Continue reading Bulletin: Honorable Mention
I am a practicing Catholic, and therefore I try to write stories which give God glory and do not controvert His teachings. This does not mean the characters in my stories are sinless saints – they are yet of earth, and therefore subject to the same temptations and failings as we all are. You are … Continue reading Praying Before You Write – Do You Have Time for It?