It’s Time to Vote for the Winners! Silmaril Awards 2019

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The top 5 nominees for each of the Silmaril Awards have been gathered, and they now await your final decision. Here is the link to the voting form: https://silmarillion.typeform.com/to/RDDCKi Cast your vote in the form above to decide who are the winners in each category for 2019! The top 5 for Most Epic Hero silmaril (held … Continue reading It’s Time to Vote for the Winners! Silmaril Awards 2019

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#BlogBattle: Blaze

It’s a new BlogBattle month, and the prompt word is Blaze!

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September 2018 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:

Blaze

Any photos included with the prompt are only for your benefit as a pinch of inspiration. They don’t need to dictate your theme or story genre. Only the Word of the Month counts! Photos are thanks to various photographers from Unsplash.com

You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to come into the running for featured writer by your friendly, incorrigible encouraging Blog Battle admins!

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

The battler who is chosen in a given month…

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Silmaril Awards 2018 nominations, Most Epic Hero. The time has come!

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Yes, it's beginning a tad later in the summer than usual, but hey, we're going to have fun with this! For those who are new to the annual online ceremony, it is the time when awards are presented to fantasy characters nominated and voted by YOU the attendees. These awards will be presented by characters from … Continue reading Silmaril Awards 2018 nominations, Most Epic Hero. The time has come!

Guys, you don’t want to miss this!

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I am thrilled because one of my favorite fantasy artists, Adele Lorienne, has created an adult coloring book, and it's the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen, so unique compared to other coloring books out there. Have a look at her sample pages HERE. But here's the thing! The coloring book is on Kickstarter and … Continue reading Guys, you don’t want to miss this!

Read. Inspire. #BlogBattle

Blog Battle is beginning anew TOMORROW!

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Share your work. Read that of other writers.

Blog Battle is coming back AUGUST 7th, 2018! Mark your calendar, my friend!

What is Blog Battle, you might ask? It’s a monthly writing prompt to inspire writers and entertain readers.

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This is it! Blog Battle’s Glorious Return

We’ve all heard how writing is a lonely business. Well, I think we’ve all heard it. And if not, now we have. But in the world of the internet, writing doesn’t have to be nearly so isolated a pursuit!

Blog Battle isn’t your typical writing prompt. At our core, we want to create relationships, build life-long writer friendships, and encourage each other to become better writers than we were yesterday.

Admittedly, this means a little extra work. BUT! It is worth it. People are worth it. The value we gain from connecting with other writers who are on the same journey we are cannot be measured by analytics…

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New Progress Bars Available for Wordpress!

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And yes, this includes WordPress.com users! In fact, the whole point is that they can be used on WordPress.com sites (like mine) and look unique, instead of the plain ones you find out there now. But first, here's the story of how they came about: When I started revising the draft of my novel Strayborn, … Continue reading New Progress Bars Available for Wordpress!

Just a note to say…

I'll be taking the summer off from blogging consistently. You'll still hear from me now and then, but not on a weekly basis until August. I do have a fun announcement though! Those who've been following this blog for over a year will remember those weekly Blog Battle stories I participated in. The short stories … Continue reading Just a note to say…

Looking for weird stories and mysteries?

As a writer, I'm fascinated by the mysteries and strangeness that can be found in our world, especially the kind that can be found in nature. And so when I stumbled across Nature's Weirdest Events and its sequel Weird Wonders of the World on Netflix, I dove right in! You've heard of giant waves hitting … Continue reading Looking for weird stories and mysteries?

What’s Living Inside Us?

Nova Wonder's episode about the microorganisms that live on and inside our bodies is a fascinating watch. I saw it when it aired on PBS, and until then didn't really know much about microbes or how they affect our health. It turns out that microbes are vital to our health, and yet scientists are only … Continue reading What’s Living Inside Us?

Update, May

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Hello, fellow readers and writers! I hope this spring season has found you well. Here the biting black flies are out, making it difficult to stay outdoors long. But despite that, me and my mother did still manage to plant flowers in the barrel for Mother's Day. 🙂 So here's a quick update through April … Continue reading Update, May