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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

Writing Magic

Since the blog has been dead for a few days, and for lack of anything better to post, here is another little scribbling of mine.  This one I wrote several months ago in March.  I had ment to go back and add another section to it, but by the time I returned, the thought had left.  So, it remained the way it was, and here it is now for your enjoyment. 

The nib of her pen scratches across the paper.  Slowly and steadily it performs the well known dance of its owner’s movements.  The letters begin to appear opening up a window into the writer’s heart, a picture, a new world undiscovered.  Stroke by stroke the story takes shape until it jumps off the page and swirls around the room singing in the writer’s mind.  Then suddenly a dragon arises from the deep, dark depths of the pages, its fiery breath burning away the words.  Undaunted by this fearsome intruder the writer skillfully wields her pen and battles the beast.  Just when it seems that the new world will perish the pen pricks a deadly blow and the dragon slips back to the depths from whence it came.  Once again peace resides in the writer’s mind until the next beast creeps from hidden recesses of doubt in an attempt to overthrow her imagination.  So she plows on, word by word, her story filling page after page. 

The worlds that are there to discover are unnumbered.  Once you pick up a pen and discover a few of those worlds for yourself there’s no going back.  No matter how much you resist or leave you pen untouched you find it is impossible not to write.  When you read you can visit another man’s world and participate in his character’s adventures.  When you write, you live it, and experience it in a whole new way.  You are the characters, the readers guide.  But be careful, fear the doubtful thought that threatens to over shadow that joy.  Always remember who is on your side.

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8 Comments

  1. lilacandivy

     /  September 10, 2009

    Love it!! I especially like that phrase “plows on”. =) what an awesome phrase. Thanks 4 sharing.

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  2. Daniel

     /  September 11, 2009

    Wow.. very good stuff there, Laura!

    ~Daniel

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  3. Very good imagery. Several typos, but the content was amazing.

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  4. storygirl308

     /  September 11, 2009

    Typos? AH! *kills typos* I think I got them all.

    Reply

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