Starting writing right
Bob McD is a writer, he blogged The beginning of a story
(from the New Testament period) and it strikes me as a near perfect beginning, polished, supple and interesting language, that hints and teases the reader into beginning to construct a world. That's how beginnings ought to be. Not all the time, for that would be boring, but often enough.
Now he has followed up that beginning with a Prologue
and I am still being carried along, though I wonder what NT specialists will make of the decisions he took to create the tale - I look forward to any discussion.
Incidentally, Stephen there's another nomination for the carnival, make sure that all the NT bloggers see the series, and so we get some juicy responses.