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Mostly my thoughts on fashion, mythology, and tea, with a few other things throw in there for fun.

How to Write Emotional Stories

That may sound a little sappy. I’m not talking kissing-in-the-rain romance here. I’m talking about the tool that can transform an “okay” piece of writing into a masterpiece. Emotion. Make your readers laugh, cry, or scream, and they’ll never forget you. That goes for...

The Illusion of Control

In an alternate universe, I could be in a mental hospital. Okay, that’s a bit of a crushing blow. How about I back up a bit? A recent conversation got me thinking about where I’d be without my faith. My mind is a swirling pot of dialogue, characters, and scene...

Writing to our Favorite Characters

What if you could talk to any fictional character you wanted? What would you tell them? What would you thank them for? I was given this assignment as a school project a few weeks ago. I wanted to share what I came up with and encourage you to do the same. Dear Lucy, I...

One Step at a Time

“‘Child,’ said the Lion, ‘I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own.’” (C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy) Imagine walking through the woods on a cloudy night. The sky draws in close to you like a velvet cape, shrouding the trees in...

The Heart of Bravery

I've spent a lot of my life scared. It's sad but true. I'm a worrier by nature, the kind of person who considers every possibility and checks the locks on the doors multiple times. I don't want to be like that. It's my dream to be like Lucy Pevensie from Narnia - a...

A Word to the Dreamers

"Yes, but what's your real job going to be? "Can you really make any money doing that?" "Oh, you're one of those artsy people." I've heard all of those phrases quite a few times. I don't know, maybe you have to. I promise I'm not bashing artsy people, I fully admit to...

Go to the Window Right Now and Look Up!

I think it's safe to say that I'm in love with the sky. When I was little my dad used to take me out on the driveway with his big telescope and point out the constellations. He'd tell me stories about them and the people they were supposed to represent. It's hard to...

May We Always Remember…

Our Father’s God, to Thee, Author of Liberty, To Thee we sing. Long may our land be bright, With freedom’s holy light, Protect us by They might, Great God our King.             ~ “My Country Tis of Thee” Oh beautiful for patriot’s dream, That sees beyond the years,...