Category: Meandering Musings

How to See Others as Christ Sees Them in Polarizing Times

As America becomes more polarized, the Church finds itself torn between two ideals that it seems are getting harder to hold on to simultaneously: unconditionally loving people like Christ and standing for God’s Truth. However, I hesitate to say we are becoming less of a “Christian nation” – namely...
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Why Your Writing Should NOT Be “Character Driven”

Ask any writer, what makes them stand apart from other writers, and you will almost certainly hear “my stories are character driven.” It was something I also used to say (you may even find old pieces where I say it floating around on this site). But let’s think about...
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Audiobook for Truth Unearthed Now in Production

I am very happy to announce that the that production has started for the Truth Unearthed audiobook. Currently, we are scheduled to be finished by July 7. If any delays arise, I will be sure to post them in the comments below. As a celebration for this upcoming milestone,...
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Remember the Grace Shown Unto You

Keys unlock things. That is the only reason they exist. They are not pretty to look at. They have no secondary purpose. But the keys you see above no longer open any door. Yet I keep them still on my key ring every day, and I treasure them more...
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Ten Years Later… I’m Coming Into Port

The first stranger is set to read my book…in the words of a famous meme from YouTube: Finis this real life? I have one more before my editor reads my book. One more week until a complete stranger reads my first novel. Could this really be happening? “Well yeah...
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Why I Write

TLDR version? I was created to do so (If you have not read my Mea Culpa identity blog, click here https://ericwsparks.com/mea-culpa/ to do so). This is simply what I was born to do. I do not mean this is necessarily how I’m destined to make my living (though it would...
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Mea Culpa

So, I wanted to make a blog about why I write. But I realized you needed me to be more candid about my identity before you could understand both how this affects, and how it doesn’t affect, my writing. I’m a Christian. More specifically, I’m a devout Christian that...
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Music Playlist for Writing in Fantasy

While I listen to plenty of background music when writing (I have a Pandora station with hundreds if not thousands of songs liked), the following are the ones that I purchased on iTunes so I could loop them over and over. After all, artists draw inspiration for their medium...
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