I am very excited to welcome Anna Tan to my blog today. She and I connected several years ago (through either the A-Z Blogging Challenge, or the Writers Platform Building Campaign, I can’t remember which!) and she has recently published her novella – Coexist. I have read it, and it is excellent, and my review will be up next week.
Anna and I are of similar minds when it comes to how our writing and faith entwine – especially since both of us prefer to write fantasy, and so I hope you enjoy this post! Make sure you hang out until the end for some goodies!
Faith, Fantasy and changing the world, one story at a time.
‘Mythologies… are products of imagination in the sense that their content is imaginative. The more imaginative ones are “near the mark” in the sense that they communicate more Reality to us.’
C. S. Lewis, Personal letter
If I were to point at one writer that has influenced me the most, I would have to point to CS Lewis. Partially because I attribute my start to writing to The Horse and His Boy, but also because I admire the way he weaves his faith into the Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy. As I grew older, some of these became painfully obvious, in the way that people dismiss his stories as “allegory,” but on a child’s level, it was beautiful and eye-opening, a window into understanding the world – and spiritual truths – through story. Continue reading “Anna Tan – Faith, Fantasy and Changing the World, One Story at a Time (Guest Post)”