Thursday, July 31, 2014

Orphan's Song Cover Highlight

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I am very excited to share with you all this amazing cover for "Orphan's Song" by Gillian Adams. It's such a beautiful and intriguing cover, and I can't wait to read the book! I've been following Gillian on her blog Of Battles, Dragons, and Swords of Adamant for a while now. It's one of my very favorite blogs, and she inspired me to get back into blogging after I had given it up. So you might want to go check out her amazing blog here, or perhaps you'd like to participate in the publishing kickstarter for Orphan's Song though Enclave Publishing here.

Here's the blurb for Orphan's Song:

"Every generation has a Songkeeper – one chosen to keep the memory of the Song alive. And in every generation, there are those who seek to destroy the chosen one.

When Birdie’s song attracts the attention of a notorious Khelari soldier, she is captured and forced into a centuries old conflict plagued with ancient secrets and betrayals. Rescued by traveling peddler Amos McElhenny, Birdie flees the clutches of her enemies, determined to discover the truth behind the Song’s power.

Ky Huntyr has stolen many a thing in his time as a street-wise thief and senior member of the Underground—a gang of orphans banded together to survive—but he never thought he would be guilty of successfully stealing a priceless treasure from the Khelari and bringing their wrath on his comrades. Haunted by the tragic consequences of his raid, Ky joins Birdie and Amos in hopes of drawing the Khelari after him to keep the Underground safe.

But war soon threatens all of Leira, and the enemy is closing in. When Amos’ shadowed past threatens to undo them all, Birdie is forced to face the destiny that awaits her as the Songkeeper of Leira."

Now doesn't that sound like the kind of book that you would love to get lost in? To add to your bookshelf? Recommend to friends? Read over and over? Memorize your favorite sections? It certainly sounds like that kind of book to me. I can't wait for this book to be released! How about you?

Author Bio: Gillian Bronte Adams was born with a pen in her hand, a sword at her side, and a saddle beneath her feet. As a speculative fiction writer from the great state of Texas, she delights in combining epic adventure and fantasy with themes that point to the greatest story of all—or, as she refers to it, writing to the echoes of eternity. During the day, she works as the Equine Director at a Christian youth camp, while at night, she kicks off her boots and spurs and transforms into a novelist. 

Check out her blog here!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Character Development Series-Wrote a Book

Here's an interesting paradox for you. What if the character you were writing in your book, wrote their own book? What would it be about? What genre would they write in? Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Children's, YA, Adult, Romance, Self Help, Religion, AutoBiography, Biography, Horror, Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Etc.? What would the main theme of their book be? What type of main character would they write about, someone like them, or someone completely different? Would their book be light hearted, or something dark and gritty? How long would it take them to finish writing their book? Would they seek to get it published, or would they just leave it in the closet?

Whatever your character would write about, and whatever they would do with it once they finished writing it. I would love to hear about it, and to hear more about you and the book(s) you're writing. Please don't forget to comment, as always I love to hear from you!

To view the entire Character Development Series click here.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Paths of Thyme Excerpt-Nadasa and Dan

"Nadasa and Dan" by Andrea Nan

Here is an excerpt from "The Paths of Thyme" as promised. This scene takes place near the beginning of the book, between Nadasa and her best friend Dan. Dan is a shepherd, and most of you have probably never heard of him until now. Well, I hope you enjoy this scene. Please don't forget to comment and let me know what you think!

“What are you doing up there Wren?” Came a voice from below her tree. Nadasa leaned forward to see a tall strong boy with straight blond hair. His head was tipped back to look up at her, and he was grinning. She laughed at him, and through a handful of leaves down on his head.
“I'm building my Nest, Ash.” she called, using his middle name as he had done with hers, it was a bit of a private joke between them.
“Is there room for another up there?” He asked formally, bowing as if he wanted to ask her to a dance.
“Come on up Dan.” Nadasa said, “I'm having some trouble with Thalia so I flew away to the trees.” Dan started his ascent, he wasn't as graceful as she was but he could still climb pretty well. As he climbed he called up to her,
“You know, Nadasa you shouldn't run, or fly, away from your problems. It only makes them worse.” Nadasa sighed and climbed lower in the tree to a wide tree branch that had enough room for both of them to sit comfortably side by side.
“I know,” she said as Dan reached the branch and sat down. “But I couldn't think of anything better to do. You should have been there,” she said looking into his hazel eyes, “Thalia was so angry.”
“I know,” Dan said, “She told me everything, and sent me out here to get you.” Nadasa stiffened, and crossed her arms huffily,
“Well you're not moving me an inch.” she said. Dan smiled again, and leaned back against the thick trunk of the tree, trying to get comfortable.
“That’s what I told her. I said that I couldn't move you an inch unless you decided that you'd like to, which you won't of course.”
“I just don't understand why she didn't tell me that I was a Wanderer.” Nadasa said, twisting a few leaves together with her hands and tossing them to the ground below. “I think I deserve to know about my past and my heritage.” Dan nodded thoughtfully.
“For some reason she believed that it would be best not to tell you. She probably has some good reasons.” Nadasa puffed out her cheeks and let out a gust of air as she tried to sort out her feelings.
“But she never even told me her reasons!” Nadasa complained, “She just said that it was better if I didn't know and that the Wanderers are not my people.”
“But Thalia said they abandoned you.” Said Dan “Doesn't that kind of make you an outcast or something. I mean if they didn’t want you, then you're not really part of their group then right?” Nadasa gave him an angry look,
“It’s not that simple.” She said, “If one of your older brothers suddenly decided that he didn't want to be part of your family, does that mean that he wouldn’t be part of your family anymore.”
“No…” Dan said slowly,
“Exactly,” Nadasa continued, and warming to her subject, “Or if your father decided that he didn't want you to be his son anymore, you would still be his son, it wouldn't change that. It would only change your relationship with him.”
“I guess.” Dan finally admitted.
“See, I’m still part of the Wanderers whether they want me or not.”
“But what does that change?” Dan asked looking in her eyes. “So you're part of the Wanderers, what does that mean? It doesn't really make a difference around here. You're the same girl you’ve always been.” Nadasa looked away, a pained expression on her face. He didn't understand, and how could he, she thought. Dan had always had a family, and knew where he belonged, but she didn't. She had no idea who she was, and who she was supposed to be. Discovering that she was a Wanderer had given her hope, that maybe somewhere out there, she had a family, a group of people to whom she belonged. She knew that she couldn't give that up, and she wouldn't. Not ever.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Exciting Announcement: New Camera!

Hey Everyone I have an exciting announcement to make, I just got a new camera! It's a Canon EOS Rebel T3. It's a pretty nice DSLR camera, and I love it! I spent a lot of money on it, but I think it was worth it. I don't intend to pursue photography as a career, but I really enjoy taking good pictures, and having such a nice camera is amazing. Here are a few pictures I took while experimenting with my new toy. I'm sure that there will be many more in the future.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five Glass Slippers-Book Review

I was very happy to get Five Glass Slippers in the mail the other day, to my delight it was shipped quite quickly, and was a lot thicker than I had previously thought. I really enjoyed reading all the different Cinderella retellings, all the authors really did a marvelous job.

About: What happens when Cinderella is so painfully shy that she cannot bear the idea of attending the royal ball? Or when the slipper fits . . . but on the wrong girl? What happens when Cinderella is determined to oust an imposter prince from her rightful throne? Or when she is a cendrillon miner working from a space station orbiting a cthonian planet? What happens when Cinderella, a humble housemaid, is sent with a message for a prisoner trapped in a frightening fairy circus?

Here is Cinderella as you have never met her before, wearing glass slippers and off on unforgettable adventures!
From Goodreads

My Review:

"What Eyes Can See" by Elisabeth Brown: I really enjoyed this start to the collection. The Cinderella in this story is very sweet, and painfully shy. It was a very unusual take on the classic tale, with kind stepsisters and a caring stepmother, but it worked very well. I really enjoyed getting to know Arella, her sisters, and the prince. A very sweet story, with a surprising, but delightful ending.

"Broken Glass" by Emma Clifton: The main character in this story, Rosalind, is almost the exact opposite of the Cinderella in the first story. She is opinionated, stubborn, and not afraid of anything. It was great to read about a character with such a strong personality. I loved reading about the different love stories that wove together to make an exciting, and intriguing story. The setting was not all that clear, I believe that is was supposed to be sort of steampunk, and sort of fantasy, but the characters made up for that. I loved the twist at the end, (no spoilers here...) and I can't wait to discover what happens to all these lovely characters next.

"The Windy Side of Care" by Rachel Heffington: This Cinderella story was great. It was unique, exciting, and filled with the unexpected. I enjoyed getting to know Alisandra, a very capable girl who knew what she wanted, and was not afraid to do what needed to be done. I really enjoyed reading about her, and her attempts to reclaim her rightful throne. I loved the unexpected twist of the "fairy godmother" and the ending scene was quite good.

"A Cinder's Tale" by Stephanie Ricker: This story was by far my favorite. I loved Elsa and all her friends. I loved how all the classic elements were translated seamlessly into a beautiful science fiction universe. I especially loved the part about the trying on the "glass slipper", it made me laugh. It would be hard to tell that this was a Cinderella telling if you didn't know, and I really liked that. It was not like someone just chucked a painfully obvious retelling of Cinderella at your head. It was very tastefully done, and a wonderful read. I loved it, and cannot wait to read more in The Cendrillon Cycle when it is released in December.

"The Moon Master's Ball" by Clara Diane Thompson: The final story in the collection was my second favorite. I loved Tilly, the balance between her sweet, and hardworking personality, and her fears. Shaped her into a delightful character who was well rounded, believable, and very likeable. This story had a slightly haunting feeling to it, which was very beautiful. I loved that it was set in autumn, the crisp nights, and the pumpkin patches, made for a beautiful setting. I loved the element of forgiveness that was briefly explored, it was very sweet. All in all, it was a perfect ending to a delightful collection of varied tales.

Questionable Content: None

I give "Five Glass Slippers" ★★★★☆=I really enjoyed it.

Rating System:

                                               ☆☆☆☆☆=It was terrible! I didn't finish it.
                                               ★☆☆☆☆=I did not enjoy it.
                                               ★★☆☆☆=It was okay.
                                               ★★★☆☆=It was pretty good.
                                               ★★★★☆=I really enjoyed it.
                                               ★★★★★=It was Amazing!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Character Development Series-Personality Color

Which color represents your character's personality? Does your character have a temper? Then maybe red, or orange would suit them. Are they layed back, and easygoing? Perhaps baby blue is their color. Are they mysterious, or have a dark past? If so then maybe black is the right color for them. Are they cheerful, and upbeat? Yellow or hot pink might be the way to go. Are they sophisticated, and classy? White, grey, or navy blue might be good choices. Down to earth, with a love for nature? Green, or brown are good fits. Are they rich, and vivacious? Perhaps philosophical, and a deep thinker? If so then purple is a good way to go.

These are just suggestions to get your imagination moving. If your character does not fit any of these, then feel free to choose a color based on your own ideas. If you're having a hard time deciding, then you could try taking this Buzzfeed personality color quiz for your character and see what you come up with.

Don't forget to comment, I always love to hear from you!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo-Fourth Week

We have now reached the fourth week of Camp NaNoWriMo, the final full week before the end.

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My WiFi was down last night, so instead of spending all my time on Pinterest, I finally got around to writing. I'm still really far behind my goal, but at least I have a few more words down. I don't really have anything to say about the fourth week of camp, except keep plugging along, you'll get there. 

What about you? How's Camp going for you?

Hopefully later this week I will be posting a book review for "Five Glass Slippers", and perhaps a few snippets from "The Paths of Thyme" or my Beauty and the Beast retelling. Also if you have any requests or ideas for future posts I would love your input as I now have no more content lined up for Sundays. Have a wonderful day, and keep writing!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Author Influence-God

We have now come to the end of the author influence series, and I have saved the best author for last, God.

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There is no author in all the world that can ever rival Him. He created every single person that has ever lived, and each one of them with a unique story very different from everyone else's. He created all the authors, writers, and storytellers in the world and put their stories in their heads. Each one of us has a unique story, a unique life. God has given each of us writers a special story that only we can tell. I have read countless books, and heard thousands of stories, by many authors. I can still say that not a single story, or author, can ever influence me more than my God. He gave me a life that is a wonderful story unlike anyone else's, unique. He gave me words and stories, and told me to be a writer. I know that He chose me, and that he guides my life's story. He is the greatest author there ever was, is, and will be. I think that you'll agree with me that that's best kind of influence there is.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Character Development Series-Typical Outfit

What is your character's typical outfit? Can you find them in jeans and a T-shirt, or sweatpants and a hoodie? Are they the type of person to dress up when they go out, but then lounge around in pajamas at home? Do they enjoy dressing up, or despise it? What is their favorite outfit or article of clothing, does it have any sentimental value? Do they have an accessory that they always wear? A scarf, sunglasses, or a certain piece of jewelry? What is your character's opinion on clothes in general? Do they view them as a way to express themselves, or do they view clothes as trifling necessities? How many pairs of clothes does your character own? A huge walk in closet full, or just one outfit that's falling to pieces? What color does your character tend to wear the most? How many pairs of shoes do they own?

Don't forget to leave a comment! I always love to hear about you and your characters!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo-Third Week

Hey guys, welcome to week three of Camp NaNoWriMo! I was planning on giving a big pep talk about not giving up, writing everyday, etc, but I decided that if I did that I would be a pretty big hypocrite, since I'm over four thousand words behind on my word count goal.

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Yikes, I know. I've been procrastinating for quite a while. So I haven't really gotten much writing done. You know, I've decided that procrastinating is probably the biggest enemy to creativity. Negativity is up there too, but it's not quite as big of a problem as procrastinating. I love writing, I love story telling, I love blogging, I love being a writer, and I would love to someday become an author, but I've got a little problem, well it's actually a big problem. I procrastinate all the time, and I'm not entirely sure why.

Procrastinating is easy to do, there's so many things you don't want to do, and so many other things that need to get done. It's really easy to put off the hard, boring, and annoying things that need to get done, and work on simpler, more enjoyable tasks instead. While you procrastinate you get a lot of other less important things done, but you still have the one huge task that you need to get done looming over your head, and it's not fun. In fact sometimes it can be downright miserable, and I'm not even sure why I do it all the time, it's really not worth it. Everyone always tells me that the only solution is to just do it, and while I guess I agree with that, it doesn't make it any less hard.

The third week of Camp NaNoWriMo has just started and I'm terribly behind, but I'm not going to give up. I can't promise that I will stop procrastinating, in fact I think that is unlikely, I can't give you a big pep talk, or encourage you to just keep going, but I'm not giving up, and I don't think you should either.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Author Influence-Jonathan Rogers

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A few years ago I read some pretty terrible christian fantasy books. They were riddled with cliches, one dimensional characters, unoriginal storylines, bland settings, and predictable endings. Basically what the author had done was take the Bible, the greatest story ever told, and reason that the best way to write a fantasy was to change the setting, character names, and just basically rewrite the Bible with a few minor changes that did nothing to disguise what they were doing. I understand that they were trying to write an allegory, but it really did not work. Needless to say I did not get through the entire series, two books was enough for me. Because of this I am afraid that I lost faith in all christian fantasy authors for a while.

This went on for a while, with me believing that the only good christian fantasy authors were like C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, dead. I wanted nothing to do with such an unoriginal genre. I'm not sure why I picked up "The Bark of the Bog Owl" by Jonathan Rogers, I knew that he was a christian fantasy author, and I suppose that I might have been giving the genre one last chance to redeem itself. Whatever the reason I started reading the book I am very glad I did. What I discovered in this unusual fantasy retelling of the life of King David was fresh, different, and unpredictable. I realized that not all christian fantasy was full of cliches, and that there were still many original stories out there, just waiting to be discovered.

Jonathan Rogers restored my faith in christian fantasy, and allegories. Making me not ashamed to call myself a christian fantasy writer, and be apart of such an interesting and varied genre.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cinder-Book Review

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"Cinder" by Marissa Meyer
About: "Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl."

"Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future" -From Goodreads

My Review: I was quite skeptical when I first heard about this book. I thought, Cinderella as a cyborg? Now that's just weird. Later I saw a few good reviews for the book on different blogs, and that made me curious to see if the book was as good as they said it was. What made me decide to read the book was this beautiful fanart I discovered on Pinterest:

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This portrait looks nothing like what I imagined a cyborg would look like. Messy brown hair, and grease stains. It flipped my preconceived ideas on their head, and made me really want to read the book and get to know this interesting and unique girl/cyborg, and I'm glad I did. 

This book amazed me. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was, and it was a wonderful surprise. Marissa Meyer seamlessly blended together the classic fairytale of Cinderella, with a dystopian, post apocalyptic world, filled with technology, death, rust, and plague. Creating a beautiful and yet dangerous setting that was believable and interesting. While the fairytale was recognizable, the story was in no way cliched or predictable. Some of the small things that were tossed in there made me smile as I recognized them from the classic story. I loved Cinder's character, a strong, smart, talented, and interesting girl, who still had flaws. She was afraid, doubted herself, and went through some very rough times, but did not let that stop her from doing what she had to do. 

I am very excited to read the next books in the series! There are more reviews to follow.

Questionable Content: The descriptions of the plague were in depth, and not for the very queasy reader. There is swearing at one point in the book, but it is justified and not the worst. The romance in this book was very clean, with no kissing or anything. There is a bit of violence but nothing like something like "The Hunger Games" or "Divergent".

I give "Cinder" ★★★★★=It was Amazing!

Rating System:

                                               ☆☆☆☆☆=It was terrible! I didn't finish it.
                                               ★☆☆☆☆=I did not enjoy it.
                                               ★★☆☆☆=It was okay.
                                               ★★★☆☆=It was pretty good.
                                               ★★★★☆=I really enjoyed it.
                                               ★★★★★=It was Amazing!

This is my first book review on this blog, if you enjoyed it, or would like me to write more reviews in the future please let me know in the comments. Are there any specific books you would like me to review? Have you read "Cinder"? What did you think? 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beautiful People July Edition-Jastin

Hello everybody, the July edition of Beautiful People just came out a few days ago! For those of you who don't know Beautiful People is a monthly set of questions to help me, and you, get to know my characters. Last month I participated in BP and answered the questions about my character Nadasa from "The Paths of Thyme". This time I will be answering the questions for Jastin, the second main character in "The Paths of Thyme". 

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1) What’s their favourite food? Cake, any kind of cake at all.

2) What do they absolutely hate? Being treated like a child, especially by his father and older brothers.

3) What do they enjoy learning about? He enjoys learning things he thinks are useful, like lockpicking, stealing, swordplay, hunting, and pretty much anything else that captures his interest.

4) Who is the most influential person in their life? His best friend Lark, who is a stable boy employed in his father's household. Jastin would talk to Lark for hours about his dreams, and plans for adventure. Lark is the reason he eventually did leave his family and try to start a new life.

5) What is their childhood fear? Jastin held his older brothers in a mixture of of horrified awe. They would torment him endlessly, in less than harmless ways. When he was younger he lived in constant fear of what they would do to him next.

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Here's a picture of Cody Christian that looks a lot like Jastin to me. 

6) What is something they have always secretly dreamed of doing, but thought impossible? Having great adventures, and starting a new and exciting life somewhere far away from his family.

7) What is something he is impractically afraid of? Being helpless and useless, not being able to do anything, or make any choices himself. Not being the master of his own life.

8) Are they a night owl or morning person? He adapts easily to either, though he's a bit more of a night owl.

9) Do they say everything that pops into their head, or leave a lot unsaid? He typically will leave a lot unsaid, he doesn't like anyone to know too much about him, and finds that retaining a certain air of mystery can be very helpful. Sometimes when he's in a dark mood he might say a lot of things that he would be better off not saying, including his opinions of those around him, which are usually not the nicest.

10) What are their nervous habits? He sometimes whittles little pieces of wood into shapes of animals, or he might fiddle with various items he has collected in his pockets.

That's all. I hope you enjoyed this and learned some new things about Jastin. If you have any questions about my book, "The Paths of Thyme" just leave your questions in the comments and I'll do my best to answer them. Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Character Development Series-Favorite Song

What's your character's favorite song? Why? Does it have a special meaning to them? Do they like to sing along when their song comes on the radio, or do they just listen to it calmly? Does it make them want to get up and dance, or does it bring tears to their eyes? What's their favorite music genre? Do they like country, rock, oldies, pop, classical? Who's their favorite artist or their favorite band? Have they learned how to play their favorite song? What musical instrument do they play? Are they the kind of person who listens to one song on repeat, or can't stand to hear the same song twice in one day? When did they first hear their favorite song, where were they? What does their favorite song remind them of?

Don't forget to comment below and tell me all about your character's and their favorite songs! I always love to hear from you!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Briar Beauty

I drew this piece to celebrate the purchase of my new set of watercolor pencils. As most of you know there is currently a short story contest for Beauty and the Beast retellings called "Five Enchanted Roses" being hosted by Rooglewood Press. I've been racking my brain for inspiration for the contest, and decided to try a bit of sketching and see if I got any ideas. I'm quite pleased with the result and now have several ideas for the contest, but I can't tell you about them yet. Maybe sometime soon...

"Briar Beauty" by Andrea Nan

Monday, July 7, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo-Second Week

Welcome to the second week of Camp NaNoWriMo!

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If you're participating in Camp then congratulations on getting this far! If you are not participating I want to remind you that it's not too late to join. It's a lot of fun, free, and extremely motivating, what could be better? If you have no idea what I'm talking about you might want to check out my past post on Camp NaNoWriMo Here

During the second week word counts start to fall, determination falters, and plot holes start appearing. Chocolate supplies dwindle, coffee pots run dry, and writer's block appears, but I'm here to tell you to keep going, it's worth it. No matter how bleak the odds may seem you must keep going, don't stop writing! As soon as you start slowing down, and skipping days, writing will get harder and harder. Get into a schedule and write everyday, then it will become easier and easier. You'll find yourself looking forward to your writing time, even if you're not motivating yourself with chocolate. Your story is worth it, just keep writing, and don't give up!

Also if you are looking for a cabin I'd like to invite you to join me, Maddie Jay, and Brooke Faulkner, in our private cabin. If you're interested just leave your camp username in the comments and I'll send you an invitation as soon as I can.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Author Influence-M. M. Kaye

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"The Ordinary Princess" by M.M. Kaye, is one of my favorite books, it's a light hearted fairy tale, and a quick read, but is none the less up there with the rest of my favorite books. I have not read any other books by M.M. Kaye, but she still has influenced me. When I read the "Ordinary Princess" for the first time I fell in love with it, I believe that I've read that book more times than any other book. It always reminds me that It's okay to believe in fairy tales every once in a while, and that happy endings can happen even to ordinary people. 

You're never too old to read or write fairy tales, they are timeless, reminding us to believe in true love, and happy endings, even if some people think it's childish. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Character Development Series-Won the Lottery

What would happen if your character won the lottery? If they suddenly found themselves in possession of a large sum of money? Would they invest it, or go on a shopping spree? What would they buy first? A yacht? A mansion? Something they wished for for a really long time? Would they give any of their money to charity or tithe any of it? Would they be satisfied with what they won, or would they want more?

Comment below, I'd love to hear about your character's purchases and reactions!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp Nanowrimo has officially started today!

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Camp NaNoWriMo is an online writing camp that takes place in April and July. Camp is almost exactly the same as November NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The main differences between Camp and November NaNo is the time it takes place, and during Camp you can customize your word count goal, instead of having to write 50,000 words, you can write as few as 10,000, or as high as you would like.

This month I will be completing the last three chapters of "The Paths of Thyme" and revising it. I will also be writing a collection of short stories, some of which will be shared on this blog in the future. I will be working on my entry for Five Enchanted Roses, a short story contest for retellings of the story of Beauty and the Beast, hosted by RoogleWood Press.

What about you? Are you planning on participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? If so, what projects are you working on? Let me know in the comments, I always love to hear from you!