Repost | Wordsmithing: Doug Wilson and N.D. Wilson Talk Writing

Re-post of an earlier Ask Doug session (April 2010)

Having published over 20 books between them with some of the largest publishing houses in the country (Random House, Thomas Nelson, Canon Press – had to get that one in there…), it wasn’t too hard to get Douglas Wilson and N.D. Wilson talking about writing. So we let them go and let the cameras roll. We hope you’ll find the results enjoyable and that aspiring writers will find their advice valuable.

View the Wordsmithing video (13:24)



  1. Santiago Pliego says:

    I totally agree with your arguments; understanding the mimesis and rhetoric of stories is fundamental. I just studied all this in my Film and Worldview class and it makes sense…I’m thinking it’s because my teacher is an NSA graduate, Dr. Michael Collender, and he has taught me well. As a side point, I read “The Road” by Cormac McArthy, and I noticed that you mentioned it. What are your thoughts on it?

  2. Ken says:

    Great talk! Just a minor note to the editor, let some of the important reactions in the conversation be in your cut. Because if you don’t, you will end up with just talking heads.

    Great stuff here!

  3. mike says:

    very good stuff–i’d love to see more videos from this conversation. is that a bottle of Old Rasputin behind nate?

  4. Zachary says:

    how come i can see the video?

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