The Science of Story

Confession: I am a huge fan of superhero movies. Specifically, I love Marvel superhero movies. Take a look at any article posted online about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and you will instantly find the heated debates about why the Marvel movies are more successful than the DC movies. The theories range from criticisms of the […]

The Power of Story

Here’s a sneak peek from my latest guest post at International Christian Fiction Writers I had the privilege of being the speaker at a holiday camp last weekend, though at first I admit I was a little terrified apprehensive at the prospect. While I regularly teach Sunday school, I have, on average, only fifteen kids […]

My 5 Most Favourite Movies in the World (that also happen to pass the Bechdel test)

We’re talking movies and music on Quills & Inkblotts this month. What’s our favourite? What do we like? I’m not a huge music person–I’ve got a writing playlist, and that’s about it–but I LOVE movies. I’m very visual and recall scenes and characters’ faces and costumes long after the dialogue has faded from my memory. Unless the subtitles […]

What Do You Think of Our Bright New Blog?

*If you were sent here by clicking a link to our old site, welcome to our new blog at WordPress. We’re glad you’re here!  We found ourselves a new home!!! Commence with the happy dance, high-fives, and celebratory sparkling cider! Yup, there are changes afoot at Quills & Inkblotts. We’ve got two new amazing contributors, Nicki Bishop and Lani Forbes (you’ll […]

3 Types of Villains You Can’t Get Out of Your Head

Blogger confession: I don’t like villains. I don’t get villains. I lost interest in the Walking Dead when Neagan was introduced. I find myself squelching yawns when the next Apocalypse-inducing bad guy threatens the Marvel universe. I watch Disney Princess movies with my daughters and wonder why those evil step-mothers even want the responsibility that comes with the power they crave. It’s not that I like […]