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Grab a mug of eggnog or some hot cocoa and take a moment to learn a few secrets about "auld" St. Nick! The truth might amaze you... or shock you! I caught up with Kris Kringle over the summer and had the chance to chat with him about his life as Father Christmas and the goings-on at the North Pole.

Writers are a funny breed. We can’t work a salaried job without apologizing for it. You’ll never hear a writer say she’s a grocery clerk, or a paralegal. No, she’s working undercover to research her next novel. The job is just a front to get her where she needs to be, shoulder to shoulder with her characters. Take me, for instance.

After a long day’s wielding their swords in pitched battle or employing the immense power of sorcery to defeat their opponents, knights and warlocks alike can reflect upon a force greater than themselves...In a genre where the vivid detail of world building is essential, and where the fight between good and evil still generally forms the basis of the narrative, faith matters in Fantasy fiction.

The 7 Basic Plots
K.A. Lugo

To understand what the Seven Basic Plots are in fiction, we must first understand what a plot is. For the sake of this discussion, For the sake of this discussion, I'll focus on movies, as I think most of us have seen many of the same ones, but we may not have read the same books.

The Hard Part's Over... Right?!?
Lynn Alexandria

I’d like to say that writing the first draft of my first novel was easy, but it wasn’t.