Writing in the Park plus Update and Magnus

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June 20, 2013 by Tiffany A. Robbins

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I know I’ve shown you guys this park before, but it is a new writing season for me and I was inspired. For some reason, writing outside always makes me want to blog and take photos.

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Of course, my reason for being out here is being neglected with every word I share, but writing is writing. I think as long as I am putting my words out into the world it does not matter if they are on paper or on a blog. At least for the time being, my audience is larger here anyway.
I have been working very hard on getting Something With Cigarettes ready to put out into the world. I have a lot of new stuff I want to write, but before I move on, I want to get something of mine out into the world. I don’t think it is the type of novella that is going to get me well-known due to its controversial subject matter, but Cameron has decided it will be my obscure cult classic that, when I am famous, will separate my true fans from the people who only read pop literature. He then compared it to Metamorphosis and A Clockwork Orange and I decided to get busy with it. He knows me too well.
Anywho, book reviews. I finished up Magnus by Sigmund Brouwer for the first time since I was a young teen. It was always my favorite book. Now, I wonder what kind of crap I must have been comparing it to. It will always have a warm, sentimental place in my heart, but as an adult, it was difficult to take seriously.
When I went looking for it, I was surprised to find that the author writes Christian books. Then when I reread it, I was shocked to be bombarded with badly veiled religious messages. I must admit that I felt a little manipulated by the whole thing. As a kid, I took away the power of science and knowledge on an uneducated society. Now, I feel like the message is that we should pray even if we lack faith. Not that it is an invalid message, but it was not one that was very welcome. I will still read its sequel at some point because I already bought it, but I will probably wait until a time when I am a little less jaded by religion than I am right now.
It is still a fun little adventure story.

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