Welcome to the first #MondayTopic post! Because it's the season of October and all things spooky, we're starting off with the mysterious gargoyles. What are these strange creations carved out of stone? During my time living in Italy, I often came across them in the old part of town we lived nearby, and during holiday … Continue reading Mystery Of The Gargoyle
Changes are ahead! But more on that later. I've got some great recipes to share with you in this post, along with some of the books and TV series I've been going through! September for the most part was good and productive. I wrote more and read more than usual, as I could feel the … Continue reading September Into October #MonthlyUpdate
Dialogue is one of the most important parts of a story, and yet is easily overlooked. Before I began taking writing seriously years back, I used to assume writing dialogue was easy. I mean, how hard could it be? We use dialogue every day as we communicate with other people. I should instantly have a … Continue reading Techniques For Improving Dialogue #writers
Movies are full of themes and lessons we can apply to every day life, and that includes Rogue One, a Star Wars story. We try and fail and try again to achieve something, just like the rebels do, and Death Stars rise up in our path that we must first learn to overcome. (below quotes … Continue reading Facing Your Death Star Problems #RogueOne
It's about time I did a monthly update, and today I have a lot to share with you about books, food, movies, and writing! Aside from an unexpected trip to SC, which took up most of July, and viewing the Hampton beach sand sculptures, I've been: What I'm Reading Memories Of Ash, the sequel to … Continue reading Life, Books, Movies and Food #monthlyupdate
At last it is time to announce this year's winner! Your host today is none other than the mischievous imp of Lord of the Rings, Peregrin Took (aka Pippin) himself! Come on stage, Pippin! *the stage lights turn on, and a small figure shuffles across to the center of the stage. The lights reveal a … Continue reading Most Mischievous Imp Silmaril Winner!
The results for the first round of nominations are in! Here are the top five now up for the Most Mischievous Imp Silmaril: Peter Pan (11). The boy we will always know from Neverland, who never wanted to grow up. His mischief has caused Wendy and many others grief. ~ Walter from Dragons In Our … Continue reading Mischevious Silmaril Top Five Results, Now It’s Up To YOU To Choose Who Is Worthy!
If you've been following this blog for more than a year, then you'll remember this fun, annual event. For those that are new to it, these are awards presented to fantasy characters nominated and voted by YOU. These awards will be presented by characters from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, who embody the ultimate … Continue reading The Silmarillion Awards 2017 Has Now Begun!
The annual Sand Sculpture Event happened at Hampton Beach last weekend, and I had a blast seeing all the creativity and walking along the beach. These works of art each year range from the very strange to the philosophical to the endearing and pure fun! Here are this year's sand creations: Click on any image to … Continue reading Fun at the Beach, and the Sand Sculpture Event 2017!
“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.” —Alexandra Stoddard Every choice, every decision made, no matter how great or small, can affect our lives and those around us. We can change things for the better, and improve our lives based on those decisions. ~~~~~ “Love is always … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes