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Currently Reading: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez (1967)


One Hundred Years of Solitude may be the best book I’ve ever read.  I cannot think of a more masterful novel.  1,200 more words

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Moby Dick: Chapter 32: Cetology, or Further Proof Our Narrator is Nuts

Editorial help from well-spoken credentialed people:

Shmoop Editorial Team. “Moby-Dick Chapter 32: Cetology Summary.” Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 19 Jun. 2014. 84 more words


Narrative structure tool.

Have you tried using STAR to establish narrative structure with your students?
An oldie but a goldie, originally a SPELT strategy.
The visual is a 4 point star shape: S represents setting, T represents trouble, A represents action(I always insist on at least 3 pieces of action, and R represents result. 78 more words

"Montaigne proved himself a literary revolutionary from the start, writing like no one else. . ."

I’ve always been interested in how writers choose to structure their stories. I was particularly curious about the narrative architecture of this book because it’s a… 102 more words


Lessons in Comedy 4: Structure Builds a Scene

No, that isn’t a shark fin. It’s not a Christmas tree either. It’s a guide to how any given narrative is structured and that is what we learned in comedy class today. 935 more words

Personal Thoughts

Dear God: Please Let California Start the Cascade

My God is the God of Stories.  That may sound blasphemous, or snarky, or stupid, but I assure you it’s not.  Stories are vastly important to human lives.   1,521 more words


Book Review: Judges and Ruth

Chisholm, Robert B., Jr. A Commentary on Judges and Ruth (Kregel Exegetical Library). Kregel Academic, 2013.

If you are looking for a detailed, exegetical, linguistic, and homiletical commentary on Judges and Ruth, then this is a commentary at the top of the list. 610 more words

Biblical Studies