Monthly Archives: March 2013

Evil in the Story

The other day I listened to a podcast in which several writers discuss death in fiction—or, more specifically, “killing” their characters. This reminded me of something I have thought about in the past, and it’s this: Writers introduce all kinds of evil into their stories. They do this because they are imitating the real world, […]

The Seven Deadly Sins & Why You Haven’t Finished That Thing*

Pride wants it to be perfect, because you should be producing brilliance, and you should be ashamed not to be producing brilliance. So you don’t work on it, because so far it is neither perfect nor brilliant. Envy is too busy worrying about whether other people have already done it better, and how you can […]

Whether Angels Knit

Since childhood I have had a collection of angel Christmas ornaments, and I think that’s part of the reason why I have always had a minor fascination with different depictions of angels. And I have written before about my fondness for lace knitting. So you can imagine that my interest was piqued when I saw […]