Santa Dragon and Message Fiction

Some of the authors of the Fantastic Creatures anthology are taking part in the Santa Dragon. Each author has a gift for visitors. For those coming here, leave a comment, and you’ll be entered in two drawings. One winner will receive a $5 Amazon card. The other will receive an ebook copy of my novel Rebirths.

Since many of you coming here for the first time, let me tell you that I love to write fantasy. I’ve mostly written classic-style fantasy over the years but recently started working in more contemporary settings. At times, Lou’s felt like it was writing itself. The companion set, Joshua’s Pawn Shop, has one story released and others waiting for the set to be completed. I’ve now drafted the first six parts of JPS, which should make some readers very happy to hear.

I like to write fantasy because those stories are where the heart and head meet quite readily. While I despise message fiction where the message gets in the way of the fiction, most authors are trying to tell something. Sometimes, they do it badly.

When the message gets in the way of the story, characters do things that are out of character. Or worse, they commit actions that no reasonable person would do in those circumstances. For example, they stop running from the bad guys to deliver an art lecture. Since they aren’t caught, the bad guys must have stopped chasing.

I think that’s enough for now. Please peruse the blog and see what else interest you. And don’t forget to comment to enter the drawings.

UPDATE: The Santa Dragon is closed and the winner have been selected. Anna Brie wins the copy of Rebirths, and Deborah O’Carroll wins the$5 Amazon card. Congratulations!

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About frankluke

Professionally: pastor, programmer, writer. Personally: husband, father.
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3 Responses to Santa Dragon and Message Fiction

  1. Found my way here from the Santa Dragon! 😉 Merry Christmas!

  2. Anna Brie says:

    That’s a great way to look a fiction. Messages are important, but they musn’t obstruct the story. And Santa Dragon sent me here.

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