I’m a dreamer. My imagination doesn’t just come up with imaginary places and people; I dream of the future. I imagine plenty of adventures and exciting things happening to me—traveling to this place, meeting that author, signing a contract.Sometimes I don’t want to let myself dream. I don’t want to build up hopes of something… Continue reading Let Yourself Dream
“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.” -The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien I'm going on vacation this month! And because I'll be traveling, visiting cool… Continue reading Time for an Adventure!
Look for the magic in the ordinary. Pause right now and think about the world we live in. We live on a ball of lava going around a bigger ball of fire. Plants take starlight and turn it into food. Your car is powered by explosions. The world that God has created is amazing. Don’t… Continue reading Magic in the Ordinary
What is your opinion on books being made into TV shows or movies? I actually hadn’t thought a ton about this until the other day when someone asked me my opinion. I’d just basically had the “the book was better” mindset. Now, I still think that the book is better the majority of the time.… Continue reading Book Adaptations: Yay or Nay?
Your words carry weight. We all know the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” And what do pens do? They write words. Words, both spoken and written, have power. They can build up. They can tear down. They can encourage and inspire. They can depress and crush us. Don’t underestimate the power of… Continue reading Your Words Have Power
As always, my holiday blogging hiatus ended up going longer than I planned. I blame that on having to get back into my writing routine and figure out a new schedule. I put my fiction/book writing over blog writing. But I didn't forget about the blog in my absence! I've got a bunch of book… Continue reading I’m Back!
Hey y'all! I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be taking a blogging break until around the new year. I'm currently busy trying to finish up Brontide (my current WIP), as well as write some more flash fiction pieces, and finish up a short story or two. So, with needing to… Continue reading Christmas Break from Blogging
You may have noticed that I keep talking about the "Ink Drinker Book Box". What is this Ink Drinker Book Box? I'm glad you asked. The Ink Drinker Book Box, or Ink Drinker as I shorten it to, is a book box company, ran by me, focusing on clean reads. Every other month, I select… Continue reading The Ink Drinker Book Box
Happy New Year everyone! It is hard to believe that 2019 is gone and that 2020 is here! 2019 was a pretty big year for me when it comes to my writing. In 2019 I: Started Façade in FebruaryStarted to create this website in MarchWrote 100,000 words of Façade by the end of MayFinished Façade… Continue reading 2019 Recap
It is December! Snow is falling. Christmas lights are shining. Christmas is practically here! And that means that it is time to shop for presents! I don't know about you, but I personally love shopping for Christmas presents to give to my family. I love trying to come up with creative gifts that they won't… Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Writers and Reader in Your Life