Kenzi Melody
Thoughts about winter, attitudes, and the way we see the world.
They say you get to be a better writer the more you read, and I think that's especially true of reading old things.
Sometimes when we're going through a hard time, we need to remember that things won't always be like this.
In the previous two installments of this series, I discussed how God gave us the instinct to create. The stories we tell kids give them the courage to face the dragons they’ll meet someday—but they’re not the only ones who need courage like that. The world didn’t get less scary as I got older. Of...
I pulled the blanket tighter around me as the walls shook in the Irish wind. The old house is drafty even on the warmest days, and one can only drink so many cups of tea to fight the chill. With my laptop sitting open on my lap, I opened my most recent novel manuscript and...
Note: This is an adaption of a post I wrote for landlords on Here’s a link to the original if you want to see it! What is success? It depends on who you ask. Is it stepping into a red Ferrari on the way to a six-digit job in a sparkling high rise somewhere?...
The ride home was hot and tedious as always. A low growl was forming in my stomach as I peeled my hand off the leather seat to adjust the air conditioning. It was barely functional. The turn signal had been beeping for five minutes straight as we sat in traffic, sweltering under the weight of...
I was once told that “your life is better than fiction because it’s real.” I go to the kind of university where “C.S. Lewis” is used as a cheer at basketball games. Yes, we call that a “small Christian liberal arts college.” You thought that was a stereotype? Think again. The point is, I’m not...
Note: once upon a time I wrote a SUPER long post about fairy tales. I’ve decided that that was WAY too much for anyone to digest at one time, so I’ve decided to rewrite that information as a series. Enjoy. 🙂 I read once that “novel-reading fills the heads of young girls with romantic notions…the...
Are our lives built for only one passion? There are perks to having more than one primary interest.
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