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The Crossings

The Intersection of Faith and Art.

How do I develop a plot?

               A traditional plot development traces the action of the plot through exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. However, some writers do not find this to be a useful way to conceptualize their plots. Janet Burroway in Imaginative... Continue Reading →

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Ceramics By Stephanie Hickner

"I stirred up one from the north, and he has come,    from the rising of the sun, and he shall call upon my name;he shall trample on rulers as on mortar,    as the potter treads clay. " Isaiah 41:25

Ceramics By Stephanie Hickner

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And... Continue Reading →

Ceramics By Stephanie Hickner

"The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more." Psalm 103:15-16

Ceramics By Stephanie Hickner

"For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars... Continue Reading →

Ceramics by Stephanie Hickner

But now, O Lord, you are our Father;    we are the clay, and you are our potter;    we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 (ESV)

It Does Not Speak, But Still, It Moves

By Rachel Stevenson It does not speak, But still, it moves Trapped within its bony cage the weaving of a tapestry ensues Grasping at scraps of thought and word It swiftly stitches them together Impatient for something profound to occur... Continue Reading →

Impractical Jokers

By Bryce Yoder I don’t understand Jokers. Their place in a deck seems like it went unchecked, like the first man to make some playing cards forgot to inspect his work cause Jokers get no respect - as an avid... Continue Reading →

How do I write effective dialogue?

Writing dialogue that is both natural and engaging can be a tricky task. We want a dialogue between our characters to be realistic, but we also need it to advance the plot or reveal important information. Thus, writing dialogue effectively... Continue Reading →

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