Things tagged creative process


  1. James Casper

    The Forty-Year Challenge

    October 16, 2014 5:51 pm 1 Comment

    Not long ago, a former student asked me when I had first ‘gotten serious’ about writing stories. This, of course, is a ‘loaded’ question, and so I replied that I no longer remembered. At my age, now seventy-three, you can get away with evasions like that. In truth, it was… Read more »

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  2. T. M. Doran

    Toward the Gleam: Making the Sausage

    June 17, 2014 11:46 pm 4 Comments

    I’ve been asked by many how this story came to be. Where did the idea originate? How was the “superstructure” of the story assembled? How long did it take to compose Toward the Gleam? These questions are asked of many authors about many novels. Some story writing happens so organically… Read more »

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  3. John Herreid

    Plateaus and Gaps

    April 25, 2014 11:37 am 3 Comments

    When I first started working in graphic design, there was one book in particular that I wanted to design a cover for: Manalive by G.K. Chesterton. I even created some mock covers that have thankfully vanished in the mists of time. I wasn’t ready at that time to design a… Read more »

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  4. An Interview with Robert Ovies

    April 24, 2014 3:19 pm 1 Comment

    Robert Ovies is the author of the thrilling new novel The Rising, which tells the story of a young boy who mysteriously gains the ability to bring the dead back to life. He also maintains a website about the book. Ignatius Press Novels interviewed him via e-mail. Is The Rising… Read more »

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  5. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    How to Get Published

    March 26, 2014 4:39 pm 4 Comments

    When I was a child, I was greatly inspired by Canadian author Gordon Korman who wrote his bestselling This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall when he was thirteen years old. I thought that I too would become an overnight child success, but I did not. Although I wrote story… Read more »

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  6. How To Write a Story

    March 19, 2014 11:40 am 2 Comments

    I am a writer. I write almost every day. Inspired by a strict Presbyterian friend, I have chosen not to write on Sundays. Although I make money through writing, I do not make very much. Apart from blogging, I make the least amount of money by writing fiction. In the… Read more »

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