The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

Here we are for the 5th installment in this writing tips miniseries! As usual, if you’ve missed the previous posts, you can read them here. I do apologize in the pause between updates, life happened. But anyway, one of the most crucial aspects to any story is your cast. Your plot and your setting and your … Continue reading The Fellowship ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 5

Going on an Adventure ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 1

"Start a novel is like opening a door on a misty landscape; you can see very little, but you can smell the earth and feel the wind blowing." Iris Murdoch Writing a book—or a short story—is very much a challenging process, especially if attempting it for the first time. Generally, any story starts with an … Continue reading Going on an Adventure ~ The Writer’s Journey Part 1

Becoming a Master Puppeteer — From Writer to Published Author

Writing is a long and complicated process. Most people think that you just have to sit at a table with a notebook and pen/pencil, or a typewriter, or a laptop and just word away the hours. And then get published. But in reality, it's so much more than that. I never realized how much work … Continue reading Becoming a Master Puppeteer — From Writer to Published Author

GENRE ~ What Christian Writers Should Be Aware Of

  As Christians, we are called to glorify God in all that we say and do. As Christian writers, this calling extends into the work that we create, whether it's fiction or nonfiction. As someone who hasn't written nonfiction, I will not be discussing that branch of literature—though I'm sure it's obvious how one could … Continue reading GENRE ~ What Christian Writers Should Be Aware Of

Why Christians Should Not Read Smut

If you're reading this, I'm already surprised. Why? Because most people will probably a) not read because they're afraid I might get explicit because of the title, b) don't want to be preached at, c) already think they know what I'm going to say and not read it anyway. However, if you are reading this, … Continue reading Why Christians Should Not Read Smut

Other Peoples’ Opinions vs. You

(Sorry for the absence; life got crazy the last couple weekends.)    This past weekend, I competed in a music and Irish dance competition. It was my first time ever competing in Irish penny whistle and voice and dancing in novice level. The music competition, well... I was the only one competing in the categories … Continue reading Other Peoples’ Opinions vs. You

Purpose: Finding a Reason Amidst Chaos

Warning, this is a long post...   What is purpose? The dictionary defines purpose as the following: purpose [ pur-puhs ] noun the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal. determination; resoluteness. verb (used with object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing. to set as an aim, intention, or goal … Continue reading Purpose: Finding a Reason Amidst Chaos