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A podcast dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship. Tune in every other week as podcast host Grace Livingston and various members of the Story Embers staff discuss topics from all areas of storycraft. Whether it’s writing habits, character development, complex themes, or plot gimmicks, we’ll be tackling all that and more from a Christian perspective on the Story Embers podcast!

A podcast dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship. Tune in every other week as podcast host Grace Livingston and various members of the Story Embers staff discuss topics from all areas of storycraft. Whether it’s writing habits, character development, complex themes, or plot gimmicks, we’ll be tackling all that and more from a Christian perspective on the Story Embers podcast!
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A podcast dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship. Tune in every other week as podcast host Grace Livingston and various members of the Story Embers staff discuss topics from all areas of storycraft. Whether it’s writing habits, character development, complex themes, or plot gimmicks, we’ll be tackling all that and more from a Christian perspective on the Story Embers podcast!

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English


Episodes

Interview with Nadine Brandes about Fawkes

5/11/2019
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Welcome to the finale of Fawkes week! In today’s episode, Grace Livingston, Josiah DeGraaf, and Rolena Hatfield sit down with YA author Nadine Brandes to talk about her learning experiences while writing Fawkes. Nadine gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what inspired the story, the challenges she encountered during the process, and how she felt about switching to the historical fantasy genre. Our giveaway ends tonight, so be sure to enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Fawkes along...

Duration:00:31:22

How Our Faith Impacts Our Storytelling

4/27/2019
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Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller share how their faith has impacted their writing and discuss how a writer’s worldview can affect a story consciously or unconsciously. Want to share your perspective on this topic? Join us on the forum thread for this episode to continue the conversation!

Duration:00:14:32

LifeWay and the Future of Bookstores

4/13/2019
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Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller discuss the closing of LifeWay Christian Stores and the digitization of book selling as a whole. Does LifeWay’s closing mean that explicitly Christian fiction no longer has a place on the market? How will the shift to the digital world affect both authors and readers? Listen to them tackle these questions in today's episode. What do you think of the digitization of book selling? Do you prefer paperbacks or e-books? Let us know in the comments!

Duration:00:11:22

How to Accept Writing Feedback

3/30/2019
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Today Hope Ann, Josiah DeGraaf, and Rolena Hatfield discuss the types of critique they’ve found the most (and least) helpful and share tips on handling feedback from both categories. What has been the most insightful bit of writing input you’ve received? And what mindset do you try to cultivate when dealing with critiques? Let us know!

Duration:00:17:04

Writing Witty Characters

3/16/2019
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In today's episode, Hope Ann, Josiah DeGraaf, and Rolena Hatfield discuss a specific type of character many of our subscribers love to write: the witty character. They share their favorite examples of this beloved trope, explore its dangers, and give tips for how you can create witty characters who are as complex as they are hilarious. Who are some of your favorite witty characters? Let us know in the comments!

Duration:00:17:52

Writing Habits and Disciplines

3/2/2019
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In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Rolena Hatfield tackle writing habits and disciplines. They share the writing habits that have proved the most beneficial and how you can develop successful ones of your own. What writing habits have helped you on your own writing journey? Let us know in the comments!

Duration:00:15:23

Our Favorite Contemporary Christian Authors

2/16/2019
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In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Daeus Lamb, and Brandon Miller share their favorite contemporary Christian authors and discuss what elements set them apart. Who are some of your favorite contemporary Christian authors? Let us know in the comments!

Duration:00:20:14

Christian Fantasy and Allegory - What We Like and Dislike

2/1/2019
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In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Daeus Lamb, and Brandon Miller explore the ins and outs of Christian fantasy and allegory. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of writing in either genre and share their favorite (and least favorite) things about this popular area of the Christian fiction market.

Duration:00:22:56

The State of Christian Fiction Today

1/17/2019
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For our inaugural episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Daeus Lamb, and Brandon Miller discuss the current state of Christian fiction. They explore its strengths, its weaknesses, and what trends they’re seeing across the Christian fiction market.

Duration:00:11:52