Guy L. Pace

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Final Frontier

Space: The Final Frontier This was the opening line introducing Star Trek episodes back in the late 1960’s. William Shatner delivered these opening lines in such a dramatic fashion and you can still hear it on Netflix or other sources that stream the original series. I still get chills and a sense of wonder at that opening Continue Reading

Science and Faith

Science and Faith Some folks keep trying to separate science and faith. Like they are totally exclusive of each other. I don’t find them so exclusive, myself. Science helps us understand the world, and the universe our world moves through. It helps us with the “What.” Faith helps us understand ourselves, our relationship to each Continue Reading

Can Christian SF&F be Good?

Can Christian SF&F be Good? Well, can it? I struggled with this for a long time. I tried to read some Christian science fiction and fantasy, and fiction, and some of it was … well … not so good. So, if you have an opinion that it isn’t good, you may have found some of the same work I Continue Reading

Risk

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. — John Paul Jones. Risk Your main character in a story must risk something–or many things–to grow and resolve the core problem in the plot. In other words, to win. And, when you get right down to it, Continue Reading

Motivation

It’s tough to get motivated sometimes. But, where do you find motivation when there is so much work in front of you? During NaNoWriMo, I sat down daily and wrote. I hit my goal number of words or more each day. Every day was different. Some were easy. Some were hard, desperately hard. But, at Continue Reading