Comment Magazine “Comments” on My Storytelling


How am I supposed to get any work done when journals like Comment publish very distracting articles like…

… this one?

I’ve been enjoying Comment for a while now, but I never expected to see something like this in its pages.

Sheesh. I’ve been reading reviews lately that say, “Oh, man, this story had more than five characters, so I gave up.” Or, “I don’t read books that make me have to think.” So it’s a blessing to read something as thoughtful as this.

When people enjoy my novels, I’m often intrigued by their interpretations, and by what grabbed their attention. Many, many thanks to Robert Joustra who wrote this piece. I hope I get to find him and thank him in person someday.

Now I somehow have to put this out of my head and finish writing the last book in the series.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.