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Black and White

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Life isn’t all black and white.” The implication of this phrase is that there are certain situations in life that are nuanced, that there isn’t just one way of looking at them. The same should be true of the characters we create. Our characters should not be simplistic or their…


This picture brings to mind the word renewal. After the barrenness of winter, spring has come. And with it – renewal. Seasons of barrenness often occur in the life of a writer as well. Seasons when we struggle to find the right words. Seasons when there are no words at all. For myself, there was…