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Prayer Request

Posted March 31, 2015 By John C Wright

A prayer request to anyone willing: A friend of mine from my hometown just had her third pregnancy end in her third miscarriage. If you want to pray for her healing, emotional and physical, her name is Courtney. I wish I weren’t 1,500 miles away so I could go cry with her. I look at […]

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Brainstorming and Blogbegging

Posted March 2, 2015 By John C Wright

I’ve taken on the task of doing a series of columns for EveryJoe called ‘Help for the Historically Impaired’. The conceit of the column is that every new idea is a bad idea in a new coat of paint, and that those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it. I plan to […]

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Not Every Wright at Every Joe

Posted November 19, 2014 By John C Wright

 It occurs to me that I have been remiss in not urging my loyal reader (Hi, Mom!) to go over to the girly-site EveryJoe and read and comment on some of my columns there. I mean no disrespect to my loyal reader (Hi, Mom!) but I have fallen into the habit of posting any thoughts […]

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Building a Library

Posted November 12, 2014 By John C Wright

An expectant father has paid me the high honor of trusting my judgement and asking me what books he should buy and stock in his nursery for this children. And he hopes to have many (may God hear him!) I will recommend some books, but I’d like to hear your recommendations as well, dear reader. […]

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Solitudines Vastae Celeste

Posted October 16, 2014 By John C Wright

I am begging for more help with my Latin from my kind and helpful readers. I am trying to name a starship ‘Wastlands of Heaven’ in Latin. I know from studying old maps that the poetical term for an empty area on the map filled with dragons is Solitudines Vastae (3 1 NOM P F). […]

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Publications

Posted October 16, 2014 By John C Wright

I was updating my list of publications, both current and forthcoming, but I am haunted by the thought that there is one or two I forgot. So, as a service to any reader who wishes a complete list of wrightabilia, and a service to me from any editor or reader who bought or read something […]

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Dog Latin

Posted October 8, 2014 By John C Wright

Okay, true believers, here is the scene as its stands. Any Latin scholars out there, please correct any grammatical errors, except the one deliberate one. The wolf speaking is actually a she-wolf, but the narrator, Ilya Muromets, does not yet know that.  So she should use the proper gender for any words referring to herself, […]

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Any Latin scholars out there?

Posted October 7, 2014 By John C Wright

I have several phrases in my current manuscript that are written in Greek, spoken by a werewolf. Originally, my idea was that werewolves are the Kallikanzaro of Greek legend, the critters busily chopping down the world tree every Christmas eve. But I changed my mind, and decided to make them Roman, sons of Romulus and […]

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Prayer Request

Posted October 6, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader writes and asks: On October 15th the Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear the Carter vs Canada case that seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. Christians around Canada will be praying this does not pass for the next week until the case begins. We could really use all […]

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Nachtritter

Posted September 20, 2014 By John C Wright

I am trying to concoct a German sounding name for a group in my next novel. Nachtnebeldunkelritterbruderchaft. It is supposed to mean the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Night-dark Mist. Does it? Anyone here speak German? Their shorter form is Nachtritter, which I am hoping means Night-rider (or, literally Night-knight) Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?  

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