75 YOF: “Don’t Bother to Knock,” the Marvelous, Maniacal Monroe (1952)

It's a bit hard to study film history without including Marilyn Monroe at some point. However, I wanted to look beyond her iconic appearance. Could she actually act? Here's a film that tries her talent, not just her physique. STORY: After being snubbed by his lover, a man named Jed starts flirting with a Nell … Continue reading 75 YOF: “Don’t Bother to Knock,” the Marvelous, Maniacal Monroe (1952)

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A Creator’s Journey #2–Inspirations

I've never been able to take inspiration from success stories. I know the point of them is to say, "I did it and so can you!" but for some reason, hearing the tales of other writers doesn't give me a lot of hope. In fact, it's usually the opposite. While I'm certainly envious, that's not … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #2–Inspirations

Author Interview: Mark Carver and “Nikolai the Penitent”

This week, I have something new for you guys. Throughout my blog I've lamented over the state of Christian fiction, mostly that it's stuck in familiar ideas. Mark Carver will have none of that. He creates raw, edgy fiction that still tackles spiritual issues. And in honor of his upcoming novel, Nikolai the Penitent, I … Continue reading Author Interview: Mark Carver and “Nikolai the Penitent”