How to Radically Empower Your Writing … By Surrendering It

5 Mostly-Practical Ways to Surrender Your Writing to God

About two years ago, while kneeling in a pew at St. Vincent Basilica, I was about ready to throw in the towel with this writing business. That was part of the reason I was on retreat there in the first place. I knew I wanted to be a great writer and somehow glorify God through it. I had … Read more…

So I finally finished CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.

Wow, wow, WOW. I’ve said many times before that Dostoevsky is one of my all-time favorite novelists. I read The Brothers Karamazov almost two years ago and was stunned by his prophetic voice, as well as the strength and multidimensionality of his characters. It’s true that reading his works does require some patience from the modern … Read more…

Sentimentality: Enemy of Catholic Writers Everywhere

NOTE: I’m sad to say that the article I’m responding to here — “The Sentimental Option: How Piety Can Betray Art” — is no longer available. (To which I respond, NOOOOOO!) Luckily I saved one of the passages in a blockquote below… — Here’s another great article on what Catholic fiction should and most of … Read more…