When I was younger, I enjoyed jumping into writing a brand new story with no plan. I didn't have character names figured out, nor what they were doing, nor where they were. Exploring the story I was writing without knowing what would happen was what I enjoyed, and I thought that if I took time … Continue reading Don’t Make This World-Building Mistake in your Writing!
Maybe you have writer's block. Maybe you've pulled out a piece of paper and can't think of anything to draw. Or maybe you're lying on the couch playing video games because you haven't felt in that "creative mindset" for days! Well, you might need to fill your creative well! What's your creative well, you ask? … Continue reading Fill Your Creative Well With These 3 Things!
The Ruins of Gorlan Ranger's Apprentice: Book 1 Author: John Flanagan Pages: 288 Genre: Fantasy My Rating: 5 stars Synopsis: They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always … Continue reading Book Review: Ranger’s Apprentice The Ruins of Gorlan
This is a short story I wrote a few weeks ago. I thought it was good enough to share. I hope you enjoy! 🙂 "Mathis, come eat your breakfast!" Mathis turned toward the sound of his name, and his cheeks raised in a smile. He let the garden shovel in his hand tumble to the … Continue reading Short Story: More Than Gold
One of the most popular pieces of advice a lot of people say is "Read widely!" or, "Read good books and bad books, so you can learn the difference between them." Now, I'm not disagreeing with those pieces of advice at all. I think that reading lots of books in lots of different genres is … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Read Books in Your Genre
Yes, it is true! I am officially a published author! Now before you ask: no, it's not a book. No, it's nothing massive. Let me elaborate. For over two years now, I've been submitting my writing to this awesome site, Story Embers. They are a Christian writing website that has a great forum, articles on … Continue reading I GOT PUBLISHED!
Hello, fellow human! I hope you're having a wonderful day! The other day I wasn't sure what I wanted to write, so I decided to try out a couple of writing exercises that had been stirring in my mind for a while. These turned out to be a ton of fun and quite helpful, so … Continue reading Two Fun Writing Exercises You Need to Try
I’m crawling, climbing, fingers dig into the dirt. I’m falling, slipping, My feet backslide a little. ~ Teeth grind together. Stinging, raw fingers find grip again. A journey I weather, ascending the mountain of Life. ~ I see pits in the rock face. Gnarled hands reach out to snag me. They say to give up … Continue reading Motivational Poem: Crawling
I'm not going to lie, when I started blogging in 2017, at the wee young age of 13, I was only going into it with the goal to create a platform so that people would buy my future books. That was it. My view of blogging, platform, and marketing has changed a lot in the … Continue reading 3 Wonderful Benefits of Blogging!
The ring of the thundering hammer blocked out all other noises in the blacksmith shop. Hensan turned to Rison, his partner in the shop. Hensan's old eyes, still sharp as ever, flicked to and fro along the anvil, surveying Rison's skilled fingers pressing down on the clamps that held the red hot bar of iron … Continue reading Short Story: Master of Patience