Monthly Archives: November 2012

Three Different Mormon Futures

The three 22nd-Century finalists in the Four Centuries of Mormon Stories contest showed three radically different visions of what might be happening in the Church in the future.  The three stories correspond to some extent with three strands of science … Continue reading

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Old Problems, New Opportunities: Looking Towards the Future of Mormon Drama

We recently completed the last leg work for the editing of Saints on Stage: An Anthology for Mormon Drama, which I’ve been spearheading for Zarahemla Books. It includes important plays from some of Mormonism’s best playwrights… Robert Elliott, Thomas Rogers, … Continue reading

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Observations: The Challenge of Recasting

As we age and learn, we often recast the things we experienced in earlier life in light of that new knowledge. We intentionally re-contextualize and re-index. We discover and formulate a larger—and hopefully more complete—story of that experience. Sadly, in the process we also tend to rob much of the vital essence from those experiences. Continue reading

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A Mormon Writing Master Class?

In July, I wrote about my experience at Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. The short version is: it’s one week of awesome. Card’s instruction is great for sharpening skills of invention, arrangement, and style in your fiction. He’s also … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Gordon Ryan

We note with sadness the passing of Gordon Ryan, a beloved LDS author. He was 69. Three months ago he was  diagnosed as suffering from a blood disease called Cardiac Amyloidosis. In a recent blog post he discussed his diagnosis, and said it … Continue reading

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Transition Time for the “Publishers Corner” Column

As of January 2013, I will have coordinated the AML blog’s monthly “Publishers Corner” column for three years. It seems like a good time to take stock and also to announce my honorable release as column coordinator.

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