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An Editor’s Top Tips for (non-fiction) Writers

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. This is from the always excellent Jennie Pollock and I say a huge Amen to every single thing. I love my job. I really enjoy helping writers take their ideas and make the communication of them the best it can be. It’s educational (I learn about all kinds of topics) and stimulating (I’m often having to think quite deeply…

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How to Emotionally Detach From Criticism

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. If only it was as easy as reading an article! This is not from a Christian perspective (and one swear word) but it’s helpful. You’ll never make everybody happy—and the people that aren’t happy are liable to tell you why. Criticism is part of the price of being human. But even though we know that, it’s hard to…

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The 40 Greatest Family Games

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. The past two decades have seen a renaissance in family-friendly tabletop gaming, with new games taking the best elements of the classics, then reimagining and improving them. Some of the more popular modern games have become franchises, spawning expansion packs, special variant editions, and mobile apps. There’s no reason why any parent these days should wish for a fun…

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The Curiosity Index (20.06.2019)

The Most Epic Bible Study of All Time The disciples were baffled that this mysterious man hadn’t heard of all that had happened in Jerusalem. As readers, we’re baffled they can’t see whom they’re speaking with! In mercy, Jesus opened the Scriptures and began what must have been the most epic Bible study of all time, “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself”(Luke 24:27). Let’s imagine what he may have said. Did you know there are unicorns in the Bible? I’m…

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The Curiosity Index (18.06.2019)

Get Out! Tim Keller on the Exodus Story I just thought this was brilliant. Individual Israelites had different qualities of faith, but they were all equally saved. They were equally delivered. Why? Because you are not saved because of the quality of your faith. You are saved because of the object of your faith: the Redeemer, the God who is fighting for you. Everything about this text says, “Grace, grace, grace, grace. Crossing over is by grace.” Speaking of the Exodus…maybe it looked a little like this: someone did a…

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The Curiosity Index (running edition)

I was pleased to set a new PB for 10k the other week (44:34) so here’s a running flavoured Curiosity INdex. The World’s 8 Toughest Races All of these races allow one to reach their furthest depths of suffering and discovery Meet Lazarus Lake, the Man Behind the Barkley Marathons This is the sort of sadist responsible for the list at the top. When Male Runners Lose to Women Insert your own joke here but it turns out that when it comes to running ridiculous races – women are quite…

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The Curiosity Index (14.06.2019)

The Internet Mob: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide This is a brilliant article from Jennie Pollock. We have arrived at this position by our own volition. We sought the freedom to live according to our own, permissive, moral code, and are discovering that violating – or being perceived as having violated – the ever-shifting rules carries consequences as harsh as any we may read about in history. And what those ancient societies had, that we threw out with the bathwater, was the opportunity for redemption. Treasures of darkness Plus…

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