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Revolutionize Your Writing by Deepening Your Characters

By definition, what is a novel? At first glance, the answer may seem simple: it’s a prosaic work of fiction that meets a certain word count and is bound up in book form. But if you look into the issue more deeply, you’ll see it’s trickier to explain what makes a novel distinct. Epics, plays, […]


Three Tactics for Battling Your Way Through NaNoWriMo

By Hope Ann It’s that time of year when we fasten our capes, buckle on our swords, brace our fingers, and begin to fight—ahem, write. Fifty thousand words written in one month. Are the warriors who attempt this venture insane or courageous? Perhaps they are both, but whether you defeat NaNo or merely survive it, […]


Creating a NaNo Outline When It’s Already November

By Brandon Miller Early October came and went and you said you had a month to prepare. Mid-October came and went and you said you had two weeks to write a short outline. The end of October came and went, and now you’re here in November with no outline, no plot line, and a looming deadline. […]

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Kingdom Pen Cinema


Character Types: The Henchman

We had a great plan for this video: Anna and Daniel were going to shoot the video themselves and leave Josiah right out of the picture. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view of things), it didn’t work as intended. To be honest, the video was a bit of a disaster. Daniel and Anna blame […]


Kingdom Cinema Q&A

You had questions. Now, we have answers. Well, we mostly have answers. A couple answers may have gone far afield of the original question. And Daniel may or may not have snuck a couple additional questions in because he was dissatisfied with our original question slate. Either way, for those of you who wanted to see […]


Character Types: The Parents

We all know that parent in YA novels. You know: the one who doesn’t know what’s going on and opposes the young protagonist for most of the book–but then finally admits that their child was right all along right before the book ends. If you haven’t noticed already, it’s a rather problematic stereotype. Which is […]

Short Stories


For the Sake of Her Crumble

By Sierra Ret The world was ripe for exploitation. Limitless opportunities to profit from, secrets to uncover and sell, systems to squeeze the lifeblood from and ultimately destroy. Infinite wealth practically begged to be carried off from less worthy masters and put to more practical uses, and Bertram Cadwell intended to take full advantage of […]



By Tessa Just             Swish, crackle, swish. The sound of straw being moved filled the longhouse. Fifteen-year-old Katrina blinked as a burst of sun lit the gloomy interior. A tall boy grinned down at her through the hole in the roof and teasingly dropped a few strands of straw onto her golden hair. She glared […]

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Book Reviews


KP Book Review-The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [Spoiler Warning: Since this book is a classic and a couple centuries old, the ending will be discussed in this review.] After two long years, Hester Prynne’s husband returns to America to find his wife charged with adultery for having a child while he was absent, publicly rebuked for […]


KP Book Reviews-From Homer to Harry Potter

By Matthew Dickerson and David O’Hara What can Christians glean from the genres of myth and fantasy? How do specific fantasy novels showcase certain worldviews? Where does the fantasy genre come from historically? And how should Christians view the use of magic in stories? These are some of the many questions that Matthew Dickerson and […]

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