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DToT #43 – The Child Within

This entry is part 42 of 48 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 42 of 48 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtYes, yes, it’s another blog about how you should be listening to Derailed Trains of Thought, the world’s greatest (and only) podcast about storytelling hosted by two guys by the name of Nick Hayden and Timothy Deal….

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Strin & Fred #3 – April 2014 Update

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series Trouble on the HorizonAll right, everyone! I’ve let my blog sit around unused for some time, and it’s not likely to get better, either. But there’s at least one good reason for that–yes, that’s right! Not only did I say…

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The Boy Who Cried “Fred!”

This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series Trouble on the Horizon

This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series Trouble on the HorizonIf you’ve paid attention over the last five-plus years, you’ve probably heard me say something like this: “You know what, I’m really going to start working on Strin & Fred again. Like, really really.” I’ve said it…

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DToT #42 – Why We (Don’t) Create

This entry is part 41 of 48 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 41 of 48 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtHey, it’s a new episode of Derailed Trains of Thought, the premier podcast about storytelling,  co-hosted by yours truly! Actually, this episode my cohort Timothy Deal and I dig into our reasons for storytelling as well as…

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The Call

Recently, I was listening to a podcast from the Gospel Coalition and these older pastors were discussing what they wished they had known when they were just getting started in the ministry. They mentioned how young pastors have dreams of changing the world, transforming culture, writing books, and generally leaving…

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DToT #41 – Can’t See No Forest For All These Trees

This entry is part 40 of 48 in the series Derailed Trains of Thought

This entry is part 40 of 48 in the series Derailed Trains of ThoughtMy blog tour is on a roll, so please check that out, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the most recent episode of Derailed Trains of Thought is up and ready for listening. Here’s the…

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‘Unremakable’ Virtual Book Tour – Feb 3-7

After a holiday break, I’m actually up to some more promo from The Unremarkable Squire. I know, I know, you’ve all already read it and loved it and wrote gushing reviews for it, but I’m sure someone, somewhere, hasn’t heard about Obed and his band of misfits yet. (Maybe they live…

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Derailed Trains Podcast Over the Hill

Of the many Internet promotional activities I perform with less-than-stellar ability, at among the top contenders has to be the timely promotion of my podcast, Derailed Trains of Thought, on this website. If you don’t know,  for the last few years my friend Timothy Deal and I have been producing a…

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Take a Moment to Examine “His Death”

It’s been rather silent on my blog lately. Besides the regular Internet absence brought on by the holidays, I’ve been working on things not ready for public viewing. One, I’ve been preparing for The Unremarkable Squire blog tour coming up in February. That’s been interesting, since I’ve heard of these so-called…

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Obligatory “Get It While It’s Cheap!” Squire Post

It’s snowing outside my window right now, and sure, you could go outside and traipse around or try building a snowman or start the-snowball-fight-to-end-all-snowball-fights, but eventually you’re bound to get cold, get inside, and get your hot cocoa. And then you’ll need a nice, warm book. What? You don’t have…

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Peeking “Behind the Curtain”

First, I have to confess that I almost titled this blog “Behind the Curtain of Behind the Curtain,” which would have been ridiculous. Second, if you haven’t read “Behind the Curtain,” my newest short story, head over here to read about it or download it here: BehindTheCurtain-NickHayden. Most of what follows…

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“Behind The Curtain” – A Birthday Present

Today’s my birthday, so I thought I’d give you a present. I’ve been sitting on this short story for a couple months. This seemed as good a time as any to share it with you. My only request is this–if you read it and you find it enjoyable or interesting,…

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