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Dream Births

It is that time of year again: Parkinson's Awareness Month (April). As I've done for the past few years, I've written a poem for the occasion. However, this one is a bit different in that it doesn't...

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Tag Archives: Christian Fiction

Non-Fiction Readers Less Empathetic than Fiction Readers

Author R. L. Copple examines how getting lost in fiction increases a more empathetic person in real life.

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Devil’s Hit List Excerpt
Frank Creed

R. L. Copple features an excerpt from Frank Creed’s most recent cyber-punk novel, Devil’s Hit List.

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Morality vs. Christianity

R. L. Copple explores the charges that much “Christian” art is not much more than moralism.

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Reality’s Fire Cover and Blurb

R. L. Copple reveals the cover, blurb, and sample for his next upcoming book, Reality’s Fire.

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Perfection and the Church

R. L. Copple takes a hard look at organized religion and the perfection often portrayed in Christian literature.

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What Does Your Story Say?

R. L. Copple examines when a story’s theme or message becomes an agenda.

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7 Top Ways to Ensure Your Story is Preachy

Here are seven sure fire ways to make your next story as preachy as you dare. Follow these rules and you can’t go wrong.

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The Bible, Fiction, and Real Life

At the risk of hitting a dead horse, once again, I’m going to respond to something I’ve heard recently. I’ve heard it before, and I’ve responded to it before, but I don’t think I have on this blog…until now! What did I hear? In fear of Christian fiction devoid of bad words and violence, etc., someone inevitably brings up the line, “But the Bible is full of horrible violence and rough characters,” or its cousin, “The Bible is R-rated.”

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Is It Christian Fiction?

Some Christians will like my stuff, some won’t. Some who are not Christian will like it, and some won’t. Why should I cut one or the other group off by saying, “This is only for Christians”?

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."