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A podcast dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship. Tune in every first and third Saturday of the month 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!

Latest Episodes

Writing for Others vs. Writing for Yourself

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb discuss the importance of embracing the impact our stories can have on readers and maintaining the delicate balance between writing for ourselves and others. What’s one way you prioritize writing for others versus writing for yourself? Let us know!

16 MIN1 w ago
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Writing for Others vs. Writing for Yourself

Depicting Souls in Literature

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller discuss what it means to depict characters with souls. How do we show readers the inherent worth of a person’s soul without being explicitly Christian? How do you think souls should be treated in fiction? What’s your favorite example of a book that effectively portrayed a soul as valuable? Let us know in the comments!

16 MIN3 w ago
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Depicting Souls in Literature

How to Battle Discouragement

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb discuss a writer’s worst enemy: discouragement. They share their own experiences with battling it and offer advice to anyone who is wondering if it’s time to quit writing.When was the last time you felt discouraged about your writing? What helped you overcome it? Please share in the comments!

20 MINOCT 5
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How to Battle Discouragement

Common Sins Writers Struggle With

As humans we’re prone to a multitude of sins, and as writers there are a few sins we tend to struggle with by virtue of our craft. Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller discuss two specific sins they and others have struggled with: envy and pride. They share their own experiences with envy and pride and give practical tips on how to work through these issues. What’s one thing you would say to your beginning-writer self if you had the chance? Let us know in the comments!

15 MINSEP 21
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Common Sins Writers Struggle With

The Many Applications of Show, Don't Tell

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb tackle a famous piece of writing advice: show, don’t tell. What exactly is the difference between showing and telling? Why is showing important? Should writers ever tell instead? Listen to them answer these questions and more!What common “telling” errors have you seen in other works? Do you think telling instead of showing is ever appropriate? Let us know in the comments!

15 MINSEP 7
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The Many Applications of Show, Don't Tell

Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 2

Earlier this month, Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb shared their perspectives on crafting creative stories while remaining grounded in Christian theology. Today Josiah continues the discussion with Hope Ann and Brandon Miller. They reflect on how they’ve wrestled with this question in their own journeys and offer advice for storytellers who are struggling to find a balance between creativity and Christian orthodoxy.Have you ever wrestled with how to adhere to Christian orthodoxy within the perimeters of fiction? What are your thoughts on how to do this? Let us know here!

16 MINAUG 17
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Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 2

Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 1

As storytellers, we thrive on finding new story ideas. However, as Christians, we’re called to uphold certain unchanging truths. What are the limits of orthodoxy when crafting a distinct fantasy world or exploring a unique theme? How can we seek to portray truth creatively yet remain grounded in Christian theology? In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb answer these questions and share how they’ve navigated this issue in their own writing.Have you ever wrestled with how to adhere to Christian orthodoxy within the perimeters of fiction? What are your thoughts on how to do this? Join the forum thread for this episode to continue the discussion!

22 MINAUG 3
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Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 1

Writing Virtuous Protagonists without Turning Off Readers

Last month we discussed how to create flawed protagonists without chasing readers away. Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller tackle the other end of the spectrum—how to effectively write virtuous protagonists. They share their favorite examples of virtuous protagonists and explore what prevented them from being annoying.What’s your favorite example of a virtuous character who didn’t irritate you as a reader? Let us know in the comments!

22 MINJUL 20
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Writing Virtuous Protagonists without Turning Off Readers

How to Effectively Portray Prayer in Your Writing

Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb discuss how we can accurately portray prayer in fiction. They share where they’ve seen prayer used effectively and give tips on how to impactfully show God’s will through both answered and unanswered prayers. Do you think answered or unanswered prayers are more powerful in storytelling? And what’s your favorite instance of prayer in a story? Let us know!

13 MINJUL 6
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How to Effectively Portray Prayer in Your Writing

Discovering Your Writing Style

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller talk about personal writing styles. What is a storyteller’s writing style? How do you discover your own? They tackle these questions and more. What are some prominent characteristics of your writing style? Do you struggle to be consistent to your style when reading other writers’ work? Let us know in the comments!

15 MINJUN 15
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Discovering Your Writing Style

Latest Episodes

Writing for Others vs. Writing for Yourself

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb discuss the importance of embracing the impact our stories can have on readers and maintaining the delicate balance between writing for ourselves and others. What’s one way you prioritize writing for others versus writing for yourself? Let us know!

16 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Writing for Others vs. Writing for Yourself

Depicting Souls in Literature

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller discuss what it means to depict characters with souls. How do we show readers the inherent worth of a person’s soul without being explicitly Christian? How do you think souls should be treated in fiction? What’s your favorite example of a book that effectively portrayed a soul as valuable? Let us know in the comments!

16 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Depicting Souls in Literature

How to Battle Discouragement

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb discuss a writer’s worst enemy: discouragement. They share their own experiences with battling it and offer advice to anyone who is wondering if it’s time to quit writing.When was the last time you felt discouraged about your writing? What helped you overcome it? Please share in the comments!

20 MINOCT 5
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How to Battle Discouragement

Common Sins Writers Struggle With

As humans we’re prone to a multitude of sins, and as writers there are a few sins we tend to struggle with by virtue of our craft. Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller discuss two specific sins they and others have struggled with: envy and pride. They share their own experiences with envy and pride and give practical tips on how to work through these issues. What’s one thing you would say to your beginning-writer self if you had the chance? Let us know in the comments!

15 MINSEP 21
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Common Sins Writers Struggle With

The Many Applications of Show, Don't Tell

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb tackle a famous piece of writing advice: show, don’t tell. What exactly is the difference between showing and telling? Why is showing important? Should writers ever tell instead? Listen to them answer these questions and more!What common “telling” errors have you seen in other works? Do you think telling instead of showing is ever appropriate? Let us know in the comments!

15 MINSEP 7
Comments
The Many Applications of Show, Don't Tell

Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 2

Earlier this month, Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb shared their perspectives on crafting creative stories while remaining grounded in Christian theology. Today Josiah continues the discussion with Hope Ann and Brandon Miller. They reflect on how they’ve wrestled with this question in their own journeys and offer advice for storytellers who are struggling to find a balance between creativity and Christian orthodoxy.Have you ever wrestled with how to adhere to Christian orthodoxy within the perimeters of fiction? What are your thoughts on how to do this? Let us know here!

16 MINAUG 17
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Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 2

Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 1

As storytellers, we thrive on finding new story ideas. However, as Christians, we’re called to uphold certain unchanging truths. What are the limits of orthodoxy when crafting a distinct fantasy world or exploring a unique theme? How can we seek to portray truth creatively yet remain grounded in Christian theology? In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb answer these questions and share how they’ve navigated this issue in their own writing.Have you ever wrestled with how to adhere to Christian orthodoxy within the perimeters of fiction? What are your thoughts on how to do this? Join the forum thread for this episode to continue the discussion!

22 MINAUG 3
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Balancing Creativity and Orthodoxy as a Christian Storyteller, Part 1

Writing Virtuous Protagonists without Turning Off Readers

Last month we discussed how to create flawed protagonists without chasing readers away. Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller tackle the other end of the spectrum—how to effectively write virtuous protagonists. They share their favorite examples of virtuous protagonists and explore what prevented them from being annoying.What’s your favorite example of a virtuous character who didn’t irritate you as a reader? Let us know in the comments!

22 MINJUL 20
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Writing Virtuous Protagonists without Turning Off Readers

How to Effectively Portray Prayer in Your Writing

Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb discuss how we can accurately portray prayer in fiction. They share where they’ve seen prayer used effectively and give tips on how to impactfully show God’s will through both answered and unanswered prayers. Do you think answered or unanswered prayers are more powerful in storytelling? And what’s your favorite instance of prayer in a story? Let us know!

13 MINJUL 6
Comments
How to Effectively Portray Prayer in Your Writing

Discovering Your Writing Style

Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller talk about personal writing styles. What is a storyteller’s writing style? How do you discover your own? They tackle these questions and more. What are some prominent characteristics of your writing style? Do you struggle to be consistent to your style when reading other writers’ work? Let us know in the comments!

15 MINJUN 15
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Discovering Your Writing Style
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