The Crossings

The Intersection of Faith and Art.


February 2019

How Do I Develop A Character?

Every compelling story needs equally compelling characters, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin. In his workshop “On Finding and Growing Ideas for Fiction” at the 2018 Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, author Shawn Smucker... Continue Reading →

Should My Story be Plot-Centered or Character-Centered?

               While most writers will eventually have to make a choice between character or plot as their central focus in a piece, that does not mean the decision is (or should be) an exact either/or. While one may prevail as... Continue Reading →

Three Decisions

By Gabe Jones I find it rather hard for me to look back on my life and debate on which three decisions I would choose to go back and change. Though I am not merely too old, almost 21-years-old to... Continue Reading →

What are some tips for brainstorming story ideas?

The first step in writing any creative piece is generating an interesting and unique concept which can later be expanded into a fully developed plot. While on some (extremely rare) occasions these concepts seem to magically manifest from nowhere, it... Continue Reading →

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