Are Fairy Tales a Waste of Time?

This is a guest post by Brent King. As a Christian urban fantasy author I have been confronted, as have many of my writing partners, by those who doubt that fantasy, or fairy stories, have any anchor in the real world. Worse yet, some have argued that they take their reader far out of this [...]

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An Allegorical God

God in allegory. Even though I'm an allegorical writer myself, I often have issues with this one. Well, maybe not issues. Let's just say I approach it carefully. God is sovereign. God is almighty and all-knowing. His ways are not our ways. How, then, can any writer really do Him justice in an allegory? We seek [...]

A Thing or Two About Unicorns

There are very few mythical creatures considered to be “good” in all different stories, cultures/traditions. But the unicorn is one of them. The unicorn itself represents many things in different stories. Most commonly, the unicorn is a symbol of purity and virtue. In the Middle Ages, the unicorn became a religious symbol, especially in art. [...]

The Author of the Story

I found it amusing, at first, to know that I was writing a story within a story while penning The Word Changers. Now and then I would smile ironically to myself and shake my head. It was just too much fun. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, The Word Changers is about a [...]

Introducing the Cast of Characters

Today I’d like to introduce you to some of the characters from The Word Changers. All of these people, save one, are unique in that they portray Characters within characters. Confused? Yeah, probably! Let me explain. Within The Word Changers is another book – a strange, dark fairy tale that Posy, our heroine, finds in her [...]

What In the World is “Christian” Fantasy?

Truthfully? I don’t know. All right, I know how I myself define Christian fantasy, let’s put it that way. But a clear-cut definition that pleases everyone? Not sure that will ever happen. So, here’s what I think: I think a Christian fantasy story can be one of a few things. For now I’m going to [...]