“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
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain Got to love Mark Twain's sense of humor! Though my writer's mind may be too adventurous to keep a sleepy conscience... 😉 ~~~~~ “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge (more!)
You wander away from the old inn up in the mountains A chance to explore this unknown part of the landscape as the sun rises, Wandering into the forest that rolls and caresses the land’s verdant green sides. As dawn breaks, a misty damp lingers in the air Condensing sparkling dew drops on every leafy … Continue reading Lost In The Mountain Forest
My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain
I was tagged by blogging/writer friend Lauren Gunter for this Q&A! (thank you!) 1. Who are your favorite authors, and do they influence your writing? Okay, so the obvious ones are Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, who inspired me to read and write in the fantasy genre. Tolkien opened up a world of possibilities for my imagination, and … Continue reading I Write YA & MG, blog tag Q&A!
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss Too often I focus on the sad at the end, the goodbyes and farewells, the end of a fun trip or adventure, instead of being glad that it happened at all, and focus on the positive "glass is half full" side, So, this quote … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge
This is a true story of the lives of three people, and how they were forever changed. On December 7, 1941, a Japanese force of six carriers and 423 aircraft attacked the United States base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Commander Fuchida was chosen to help plan and lead the air assault, flying along the southern coast … Continue reading A True World War 2 Story
Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: Do you think the milder "darn" and "heck" words are okay for MG books? How about for Christian fantasy? This question came up after I read author friend Claire M Banschbach's … Continue reading Are These Milder Words Okay For MG Books or Christian Fantasy Books? #FishingForAnswers #books
I found this tag via author friend C.B. Cook's blog, and knew that, as a Tolkien fan myself, I had to do this challenge! Especially since today is the birthday of Lord of The Rings! *cheering loudly* This is also a conclusion to the #SilmarillionAwards that have been going on all this summer long! Okay, so, … Continue reading The Tookish Tag, Celebrating Tolkien’s Works & LOTR’s Birthday!
Êl síla erin lû e-govaned vîn, my friend. (A star shines on the hour of our meeting.) Today I, Arwen Undómiel, Lady of Rivendell, have the honor of being this year's Presenter for the Best Fantasy Weapon Award! This special Silmaril Award represents the excellence and grandeur of the weapon it is bestowed upon. … Continue reading #SilmarillionAward, The Winner For Best Fantasy Weapon 2016 Is…!