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Shawn Smucker Yesterday, as one of the main characters in the sequel to The Day the Angels Fell was driving, he decided to stop at his old house, the house where he…moreYesterday, as one of the main characters in the sequel to The Day the Angels Fell was driving, he decided to stop at his old house, the house where he grew up, the house where he was living when his sister disappeared. This was unexpected. I had not planned for this to happen. So it was very much as a third party that I watched (and wrote) about his entrance into the house, the memories that came back to him, and the strange knocking that began to emanate from the trap door in the floor of the guest room closet.

This is what I love about writing fiction, the sense that something or someone entirely outside of myself will often step in and direct the story.(less)
Shawn Smucker I currently make a living co-writing and ghost-writing books for publishers and individuals, so when I feel like I've hit a dead-end with my own work,…moreI currently make a living co-writing and ghost-writing books for publishers and individuals, so when I feel like I've hit a dead-end with my own work, I shift to one of the other projects that I'm working on.(less)
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From Istanbul to the Dock Where a Girl Ended Her Life: The Importance of Stories

I remember climbing out of the cab in front of the apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey. Walking up to the quiet building. Pressing the buzzer. A crackling voice came through the small intercom.

“Yes?”

“This is Shawn,” I said in a hesitant voice. I had never been there before.

“Come on up.”

A buzzing noise, the click of a lock, and I was inside. The lobby was empty. The elevator didn’t have an

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“Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now. SAINT TERESA OF AVILA”
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“Even when things seemed uncertain, we kept moving forward. I guess you’ll never find out if a door is actually closed until you try to open it.”
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“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. ISAIAH 58:11–12”
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“I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”
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“This world is huge; it is majestic; it is worth exploring just for the sake of knowing it.”
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“Hope can last a long time, longer than we expect or imagine. Even after you think it's gone, the smallest of things can bring it back.”
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“There is healing, after all, in sadness, and sometimes only tears will bring it.”
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“Our weaknesses are poised to become our greatest strengths. If we are patient and if we believe. The switch will often happen when we need it most to.”
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